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The machine gun of capitalism

Posted by terres on February 7, 2008

Dead soldiers, peak oil and mind-boggling profits; praise Jesus, the machine’s still working

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

… Or how about this for dark math: $40 billion for the year, 4,000 dead U.S. soldiers … that’s a cool $10 million in pure profit for every American soldier BushCo has thrown to the wolves of petroleum, just for 2007 alone. Even if you factor in the 20,000 wounded, paralyzed and brain damaged U.S. soldiers — not to mention the record number of military suicides — on a body-by-body basis, you’ve still got yourself one hell of a sweet profit margin. See Dick Cheney’s vile, crooked little grin? Now you know where it comes from.


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