U.S. Lawmakers Invested in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

This does not come as a surprise. Anyone familiar with the working of government knows that when there is a war it is time for the politicians and law makers to make tons of money, with the misery and bloodshed of others. Go through history and see the many companies that have profited from wars, not just the well known arms companies like Colt during the Vietnam war but many, many others. Remember that soldiers need virtually everything necessary to survive not to mention the tons of equipment for the bases, the to and from transport to the theater of war, the hospital supplies ( doctors and nurses included ).

In view of the tons of supplies needed this is a great incentive for businesses and government to push for wars in the first place! Check out this article at IPS News. For the shocking figures.

U.S. Lawmakers Invested in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

By Abid Aslam
WASHINGTON, Apr 7 (IPS) – U.S. lawmakers have a financial interest in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a review of their accounts has revealed.

Members of Congress invested nearly 196 million dollars of their own money in companies that receive hundreds of millions of dollars a day from Pentagon contracts to provide goods and services to U.S. armed forces, say nonpartisan watchdog groups. More…


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