Tuesday, February 14, 2006

War profiteering

Katrina Vanden Heuvel has a great idea:


What Sixty Minutes' important expose also reveals is the vital need for an independent war profiteering commission which would investigate the multi-billion dollar, unaccounted for, expenditures in the Iraq war and publish a report for public distribution that includes tough recommendations for legislative action and, if found, criminal action . It would be modeled on the Truman Commission, which then-Senator Harry Truman chaired during World War II to expose and eliminate waste, mismanagement, and corruption, and consist of a group of dedicated, visible current and former public servants--Democrats, Republicans, Independents--committed to examining the financial and military transactions related to the Iraqi war effort... [my em]

Sorry, beautiful, but until the Repubs in Congress are shown the door, this ain't never gonna happen.

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