Sunday, June 7, 2009

More on Obama's "Changes"

Bill Moyers has a great interview with investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill. He discusses the contrast between Obama rhetoric and the facts on the ground. Did you know that right now we have 250 thousand private contractors fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since the latest increases under Obama? That's about the same as the number of troops that are over there. Is that wise? That many people fighting war for profit? A basic rule of economics is that when you incentivize something and you get more of it. So far under Obama we're getting a lot more war. That makes sense from an economic perspective, but is it moral?

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