DERRICK CROWE ON RT INTERNATIONAL: EARLY EXIT FOR COMBAT TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
By RT.com | February 2, 2012
Derrick Crowe, of the non-profit Brave New Foundation, believes years of public pressure on American officials are “starting to break through.”
“Sixty-three percent of Americans oppose the war outright, and 58 of them want troops brought home as soon as possible,” he told RT. “And given the very dim prospects for a military fist strategy, I think that’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
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CENK UYGUR AND ROBERT GREENWALD ON THE END OF THE IRAQ WAR
The Iraq War is officially ending, but was it a success? Perhaps if you’re a war profiteer…Cenk Uygur and Robert Greenwald discuss on Current TV’s The Young Turks.
MSNBC ED SHOW: IRAQ WAR GIANT SUCCESS…FOR WAR PROFITEERS
The war is over…finally!
After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials yesterday formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy.Read more
IRAQ WAR A SUCCESS? ROBERT GREENWALD ON THE ED SCHULTZ SHOW
Robert Greenwald joins Ed Schultz on his radio show to discuss the end of the Iraq War, but who won?
THE GOP FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE: ROBERT GREENWALD AND ED SCHULTZ DISCUSS
Robert Greenwald and Ed Schultz review the Nov. 22 GOP debate, focusing on foreign policy. What is the outcome on War Costs?
TRUTHOUT: WAR IS A FORCE THAT PAYS THE 1 PERCENT: OCCUPYING AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
by J.A. Myerson at Truthout
If the last decade was the era of occupations that everyone called liberations, then the 99 percent movement is seeking to make this the era of liberations everyone calls occupations.
“It’s clear that the interests of the majority of people in this country do not align with the military-industrial complex who put corporate profiteering based on destruction ahead of the needs of people,” said Alex Kane, a journalist and activist. “The nexus of power that Occupy is looking to challenge in this country does not stop at Wall Street. Military profiteering is an integral part of the system and it should be challenged.”Read more
SHEPARD FAIREY: MEET THE 0.01 PERCENT
While the Occupy movement targets the 1 Percent, we want to introduce you to the elite among the gang of superrich: the war profiteers. War industry CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year, putting them in the top 0.01 percent of income earners in the U.S., and they use their corporations’ massive lobbying dollars to keep their job-killing gravy train rolling. We’ve got to stop them.
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THOM HARTMANN: MEET THE 0.01 PERCENT…WAR PROFITEERS
Derrick Crowe, War Costs Political Director, joins Thom Hartmann. Meet the top .01% – America’s war profiteers who are making enormous bucks hurtling our nation into one war after another.
ROBERT GREENWALD AND JEFF SANTOS DISCUSS THE DEFICIT COMMITTEE AND WAR COSTS
Robert Greenwald joins The Jeff Santos Show to discuss Brave New Foundationâs War Costs investigation and the real opportunities ahead for the deficit committee.
SALON: DEFICIT-CUTTING DEMOCRATS DEPEND ON PENTAGON CONTRACTORS, DATA SHOWS
Members face choice between hurting their donors or cutting your entitlements
by Nick Turse at Salon.com
Arizona’s Republican Sen. Jon Kyl wasted little time. A member of the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions, he did his best to forestall even discussion of cuts to the Pentagon’s budget. “When we had our first meeting the chairman asked, ‘Well, what do we think about defense spending?’ and I said, ‘I’m off of the committee if we’re gonna talk about further defense spending [cuts],’” he told the audience at a recent forum sponsored by several conservative think tanks.
The Senate minority whip may be the most outspoken member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction when it comes to the military budget, but the Democrats currently considering whether to cut the deficit via reductions in defense spending or programs like Medicare and Medicaid have received far more money from Pentagon contractors than Kyl or any of their Republican colleagues on the panel, according to an investigation by Alternet, with assistance from the Brave New Foundation and Salon.com.