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Archive for January 18th, 2007

Cheney Says War Will Last 40 Years

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on January 18th, 2007 5:53 pm by HL

VP Tells America To Expect 40 Years Of War

Raw Story
Excerpt
Washington D.C. – In what may qualify as the most depressing sound bite to ever come out the White House, Dick Cheney is bracing the nation for a conflict that may span generations. “It (Iraq) is the kind of conflict that’s going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years. We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term,”

H.L.s Take:
They want the war to never end, just like in 1984. Everyday they try to increase their hold on power, and everyday they leak more clues about how the war (or wars) will drag on forever. They will take more and more away from the citizens of the U.S. in order to pay for the wars, stealing plenty along the way of course.

Here is a list of how the big defense firms are doing since the start of the war.
(saw this on Bartcop)

United Technologies (UTX), up 116%
Northrop Grumman (NOC), up 57%
Raytheon (RTN) and Boeing Co. (BA) up 16%;
RTN 73%
BA 256%
Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL), up 18%; 240%
General Dynamics (GD), up 21%; and 186%
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) up 25%. 106%
Haliburton is up 233%.
But just before the scandals hit, it was up 333%

By comparison, theDow Jones Index Fund is up 58%