Sunday, August 03, 2008

Quote of the Week. . .

Found At TomDispatch.com’s Web Site.
by Tom Engelhardt, Editor, TomDispatch.com


“To offer a bit of context for Chalmers Johnson’s latest post on the privatization of U.S. intelligence, it’s important to know just how lucrative that intelligence “business” has become.  According to the latest estimate, the cumulative 2009 intelligence budget for the 16 agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community will be more than $55 billion.  However, it’s possible that the real figure in the deeply classified budget may soar over $66 billion, which would mean that the U.S. budget for spooks has more than doubled in less than a decade.  And as Robert Dreyfuss points out at his invaluable blog at the Nation, even more spectacularly (and wastefully), much of that money will end up in the hands of the “private contractors” who, by now, make up a mini intelligence-industrial complex of their own.”

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com in the preamble of the following,
“Tomgram: Chalmers Johnson, Warning: Mercenaries at Work”
[The full article this preamble references, is a true “must read.”]

   

“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all have a duty to keep the truth alive.”


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A “Below The Fold” bonus -related- video of Vincent Bugliosi’s testimony at
the July 25, 2008 House Judiciary Committee [non-impeachment] hearing...


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