Agreed. For some, who lost their dearest loved one, closure will only come when they join them. My tears always fall when I hear a story from someone
who that applies to.
We can't fix that. That's inescapably and tragically true.
But the rest of the country needs closure and we haven't been allowed to pursue that because of the end that it would put on our enslavement to a few
men's profit at the expense of not just Americans but Afghans, Iraqis, and maybe, but hopefully not, GOD forbid, the entire world.
Those profiting are the ones that profit in such companies as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Gronman, and Raytheon.
Federal Procurement Reports provide contract data that may be used for geographical, market, and socio-economic analysis, as well as for
measuring and assessing the impact of acquisition policy and management improvements.
In Fiscal Year 2010, the top five departments by dollars obligated were:
Department of Defense ($365.9 bn)
Department of Energy ($25.7 bn)
Health and Human Services ($19.0 bn)
General Services Administration ($17.6 bn)
NASA ($16.0 bn).
The Top 100 Contractors Report for Fiscal Year 2009 lists contracts totalling $294.6 billion, the top five comprising aerospace and defense
Lockheed Martin ($38.5 bn)
Boeing ($22.0 bn)
Northrop Grumman ($19.7 bn)
General Dynamics ($16.4 bn)
Raytheon ($16.1 bn)
In the same period, small business contracts totalled $96.8 billion.
Unfortunately, the profits of these companies seems to be closely connected with the GOP party...I don't mean that as a partisan statement...I don't
have a party affiliation, myself..I do not and have not and will not...same way with religion...I have none...well, I say music is my religion when
But anyway, what I am saying is that when I say GOP I mean simply that because I have found it to be true. They are the ones for the war to continue
and the Democrats have tried many ways to get Congress to put an end to the war in Afghanistan. But the Speaker of the House sends those kinds of
things to committees that somehow seem to agree with the idea of not addressing it straight on and there the bills stay, effectively dead.
If we could get to the truth which is really simple, I think...the profits would be over for those few.
What I believe to be the simple truth is this:
Our involvement in Afghanistan at the end of the cold war caused some really hard feelings in many and one of them was a charismatic wealthy
idealistic named Osama bin Laden.
Our refusal to acknowledge that we were interfering in ways we would never tolerate eventually led to a horrific terrorist attack which did not end
with a goal of bringing down 3,000 Americans with the Twin Towers but rather started with that.
We responded with even more of the same that stirred up the hard feelings in the first place.
Shortly thereafter, the charismatic wealthy idealist died from ESRD but no one shared that information with the people he attacked that day.
Meanwhile, the war went on and another one was started and we were kept busy with smoke and mirrors and were constantly faced with reminders of why we
needed to answer aggression with more aggression.
The Presidency changed and led to another death of that charismatic idealist...
THAT should have led to closure and resumption of our lives....but after the initial celebration, it was oddly silent. If that were really the reason
we were over there...and were supposedly being aggressively fighting terrorism, then you would think that even the government would have been
They didn't say a word, hardly.
Any mention of what Obama accomplished that Bush did not is met with unusually harsh criticism and rancor toward Obama...and also he is blamed for not
stopping the war.
But the records in Washington show a different story...one that most people are too busy with other things to be concerned with rooting out...or maybe
not aware that it is there...at any rate...the truth is right under our noses and we are told to look over there! look here! but don't look under
your nose, whatever you do.