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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Saturday, March 04, 2006

Feeding the Greed

Pakistanis shut down their country with a nationwide strike and protests beneath the shadow of Bush's visit. A trip during which he visited India first, sold out the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by agreeing to sell them, (not a signee to the NPT), U.S. nuclear technology and fuel.
Well of course Pakistan is upset, as well as Iran, as am I! Here we go again, perpetual war. Indeed, good for business if you manufacture and transport military goods. We all need a little more plutonium around.

I'd like to think the country I live in didn't support itself chiefly by the corpotate-military-industrial complex, however, take a look at this:

Here is a VIDEO compilation of two reports from Lou Dobbs and Countdown with Keith Olbermann on The Bush Family and Administration ties to the United Arab Emirates.

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is a major investor in, (oh yes, this name again), The Carlyle Group, the private equity investment group where the President's father once served as senior advisor, and is a who's who of former high level government officials...

I am impressed that Pakistan shut down their country with a nationwide strike. I wonder if we could do the same if we ever had reason to protest. I once thought that we could never allow a leader who lied to us to remain in office. This one has done far worse and we still can't figure out how to show him the door. Maybe the Pakistani's simply have more practice.

We will keep electing Halliburton shills unless we can learn to nip our greed, and unless we learn how to kick open the door that holds us captive, surrounded and ruled by our mistakes.

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