A WARNING TO THE PEACE LOVING PEOPLE
FOR MANY IN HIGH POSTS IN
WASHINGTON - WAR
HAS BEEN WONDERFUL
Revolving door keeps the WAR CASH
[Daily Mail -Friday,March2, 2007]
THEY call it 'the revolving door' in
Washington. The rest of us might prefer the term corruption - deep and
dangerous well beyond the USA
The process involves politicians
moving seamlessly from business posts. particularly in the DEFENCE
industries, into GOVERNMENT, where they influence POLICY and CONTRACTS;
and when there is a change of administration, sliding back again.
AND THAT FORM OF JOBBERY PERFECTLY LEGAL
The Bush administration has raised this
form of legalised corruption to new heights.
LET US START WITH THE CHENEY FAMILY
Vice President Cheney was formerly
Chief Executive of Halliburton which became the principle general
contractor in the rebuilding of Iraq. It received some $10 billion in
orders - later castigated by a government auditor as either
EXCESSIVE or LACKING DETAIL.
CHENEY HAD SEEN THE VALUE OF HIS
SHAREHOLDING RISE TO
His wife Lynne, until her husband's
appointment, was on the Board of Lockheed, the USA's leading military
supplier. Her daughter Elizabeth was married to Philip Perry, a
lobbyist for Lockheed, who resigned that job only when appointed by Bush
to the Important role of
GENERAL COUNSEL for HOMELAND SECURITY
Elizabeth herself was NOT forgotten.
She was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
in the State Department.
Donald Rumsfeld has certainly seen the
best of both worlds. As Defence Secretary until recently sacked, he has
been involved in the denunciation of North Korea's nuclear weapons
programme. But until his government appointment he was a director of
engineering group ABB, while it sold two light-water reactors to North .
ABB is thought to have paid him nearly
$200,000 a year.
He [Rumsfeld] had another non-defence
business post helped by a government contracts. He chaired Gilead, a
biotech company which developed Tamiflu, the bird flu drug now widely
used and ordered in large quantities by Washington
HE MADE $5 on the sale of some of
his stock but was said in 2004 to still have stock WORTH $25MILLION
Condoleezz Rice became Bush's National
Security Adviser and then his Secretary of State. Once a director of
Chevron, the oil company, she also had a spell on the Board of Hewlett
Packard, a substantial contractor for the MILITARY -for COMMUNICATIONS
WE ARE NOT FINISHED YET.
Secretary of the Air Force under Bush,
James Roche, was a former Vice President at Northrop Grumman -a
MAJOR DEFENCE CONTRACTOR
It was seem of course, as 'useful'
experience. Boeing was not forgotten. The Government proposed a plan to
lease Boeing aircraft as in-flight refuellers for the Air Force, but it
was so generous to the company that Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war
hero, denounced is as
Perhaps the plan was helped along by
Boeing having been the principle contributor to the campaign fund of
Senator Ted Stevens Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
BUT WHO KNOWS?
The door also revolved for Gordon
England, nominated by Bush as Deputy Secretary for Defence. Before
that he held a very senior post at General Dynamics which built
warships, after which he moved on to be
PRESIDENT of LOCKHEED.
All the services were to have their
quota of ex-defence industries bosses. The post of Secretary of the Navy
was handed out to Donald Winter, a former top executive at North
SECRETARY of STATE
-seems to have been squeaky clean.
It is no coincidence that he constantly
HIS REQUIRED RESIGNATION WAS THE
Those still puzzled by the Bush
administration's taste for solving problems by
- should simply read the above list.
And don't shed any tears for those people when the wheel turns and they
find themselves shorn of their grand positions. I have a feel that
well-paid jobs will be waiting for them.
THE CLOSE relationship between arms
manufacturers and politicians in the US., IN and OUT of OFFICE, round
and round through the revolving door, is far from new.
The SCALE and the SHAMELESSNESS of IT
under BUSH is
WHAT TAKES ONE'S BREATH AWAY
President Eisenhower, the epitome of
the military man turned politician
HIGHLIGHTED this DANGER
-in his memorable final address to
CONGRESS in 1961. He ruely WARNED the NATION about the growth of the'
'The conjunction of an immense
military establishment and a large arms establishment and a large arms
industry id new in America experience. The total influence - economic,
political, even spiritual - is felt in every city, every state-house,
every office of the federal government... the potential for the rise of
misplaced power exists and will persist.'
The distinguished historian Correlli
Barnett warned recently in this paper [Daily Mail] that if Bush insisted
on military confrontation with IRAN , it could lead to
WORLD WAR III
The Whitehouse has since been cajoled
into a more diplomatic phase.
YET ONLY THE INNOCENT COULD IGNORE THE
THOUGHT THAT FOR MANY IN HIGH POSTS IN WASHINGTON
HAS BEEN WONDERFUL FOR
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