- Ron Paul speaks against sanctions on Iran: It’s a step toward war and it’s the common people, not the government, who will suffer and starve. As usual, history and experience (ahem! Iraq) are on his side.
- Obama’s sending more troops to Afghanistan…and more contractors. What was that about the military-industrial complex, Mr. Eisenhower?
- “You get what you vote for,” says peace activist Cindy Sheehan. She comments on the escalation in Afghanistan: “The so-called anti-war movement currently finds itself in somewhat of a quagmire: What to do when the man you raised money for, volunteered for, and yes, even voted for, actually fulfills one of his most repulsive campaign promises?“
- A GOP congressman (other than Ron Paul) actually recognizes the expense of war.
- Aspirin is 400% more deadly than H1N1…well, kind of. It does kill 400% more people. Government? Help? Please? Never waste a crisis?
- The dollar has hit a 14-year low against the yen, yet Ben Bernanke is Time’s Person of the Year.
- And finally…”WAR is a racket. It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”