Monday, March 12, 2007

[The Random Factor #12] Lincoln, Truman, and Bush/Cheney

Riddles & Facts & Quotes, Oh My!

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that
unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety
of my country . . . Corporations have been enthroned
and an era of corruption in high places will follow,
and the money power of the country will endeavor to
prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of
people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands
and the Republic is destroyed." Abraham Lincoln, 1864

By using disproved intelligence as fact and by inventing
a relationship between al-qaeda and Saddam Hussein,
Cheney, Bush (& Rumsfeld) led the charge into Iraq.

Since then Cheney's company Halliburton has gotten over
10 billion dollars in contracts from the Iraq war despite
the fact that audits have shown they have repeatedly stolen
and overcharged the US government and even instituted
accounting methods designed to make funds disappear...

The Carlyle Group is a privately-owned equity firm organized
and run by former members of the Reagan and Bush Sr.
administrations. Carlyle could lay claim to only a meager
$12 billion in funds in December of 2001. Carlyle's profits
skyrocketed after the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Currently, Carlyle manages more than $44 billion in 42
different investment funds.

In the early 1940s, an senator from the midwest by the
name of Harry S Truman, at the head of a committee
investigating corruption, equated war profiteering with
treason. Of course, it is also good to remember that
Abraham Lincoln brought the country together back together
after the civil war not through persecution of the opposing
armies, but by forgiving all war-time crimes. What a guy.

- Some Guy--------------------------------

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