Sunday, September 25, 2005

War Profiteers and Yes Men

I hate to dignify this piece of bald-faced denial with a link, but I guess I have to if I'm going to talk about it.

It's a piece from National Review written by Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Peter Shoomaker about the issue of torturing detainees.

Everything has been investigated. Nothing's the fault of anybody at the top. It's all being taken care of; trust them.

No mention of the memos signed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. No mention of how Albert Gonzalez wrote a memo saying the Geneva and UN
Conventions didn't apply.

And just who are these Harvey and Shoomaker guys?

Harvey is your standard Rumsfeld service secretary: a man in charge of weapons acquisition who just happened to spend his career as an executive with major defense contractors.

And Shoomaker's a long time Rummy crony who got called out of retirement because no one else would go along with Rummy's vision for "transforming" the Army.

Our armed services are in the hands of war profiteers and yes men.

And they wonder why parents don't want their kids to enlist.

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