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Originally posted by applebiter
reply to post by carole9999
That was pretty much the very first thing I posted on this website. Trillions of dollars, and we're supposed to believe "Global Hawk" is what we've bought?
To my mind, it comes down to a single conundrum. Either we have fantastic, mind-bending, next-generation technology already, or we don't. If we don't then I think there's a lot of explaining to do, and we should start by looking at the incestuous relationship between military procurement and industry. If we do have it, then why isn't it being used to protect our sons and daughters in Iraq, or even keep them from having to go in such great numbers?
There may be a third way, but it is a gambit and it had better start paying off soon, or there are going to be some politicians, military personnel, and contractors who are going to be gored by the horns of this dilemma.
I think they see it coming, and I think that is why the police state infrastructure is being completed in such a rush.
[edit on 4-7-2008 by applebiter]