US Troops DIED for Corporate Profit!
"Military values such as duty, honor and country had been replaced by PROFIT motives in Iraq"Check out this new article in the LA Times on the "suicide" (his family believes it was an assassination) of Col. Ted Westhusing, a military ethicist who volunteered to go to Iraq.
He's the kind of military officer that had honor, honesty, and loyalty for his country... kinda like the perfect model soldiers we saw in the G.I. Joe cartoons. But when Col. Ted Westhusing arrived in Iraq and discovered that it was a bullshit war for the sake of profit he found himself in a twilight-zone episode that tested his sanity and his dignity. At the end of this tragic episode he was found in a pool of blood... the Army sez it was suicide while his family doesn't buy the story. Read it all and judge for yourself.
Now lets run thru the series of events that led to his death:
1) The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) starts planning for an invasion of Iraq in the 1990's.
2) A shit load of those PNAC members end up in the highest seats of power when Bush steals the 2000 election.
3) PNAC said in the 90's that we needed a new Pearl Harbor to kick off their world domination party and then guess what happened? Oh yeah, 9/11.
4) Iraq was invaded and Vice President Dick "Go Fuck Yourself" Cheney's old company Halliburton was awarded BILLIONS (with a "B") of dollars in contracts.
5) Iraq turns into a shit-hole, money gets stolen, overpaid private security guards kill Iraqi citizens, Iraqi citizens strike back in an insurgency, violence is crazy, Halliburton and corporate contractors hire more overpaid private security guards for protection, they kill more Iraqi citizens, Iraq citizens strike back in...
You get the point.
This horrible situation that existed for the sake of robbing the national U.S. Treasury for corporate profits created a hell-hole of death, greed, and un-ethical behavior, the kind that Col. Westhusing fought to eradicate through his military service.
Rest in Peace Colonel Ted Westhusing, we'll make sure the Bush Crime Family gets hung out to dry for their crimes!