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Basher Barry Gets the Bucks! October 29, 2008

Posted by Joseph in Arms, U.S. foreign policy, War.
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Barry Obama is the fisrt Democratic candidate since Clinton to beat the Republican’s in gaining defense contributions for the Democrats as a whole.

Whilst liberals salivate at the prospect of a first black president and ‘change’. His utterances on the subject of war and foreign policy have obvioulsy won him traditionally ‘conservative’ supporters amongst the lobbyist community on capitol hill.

Whilst McCain offered them the enticing potential of a new ‘hundread’ year war if ‘that’s what it took’, Barry’s evident commitment to reinforcing the much more inflating, war like, situation in Afghanistan and even spreading the conflcit into neighbouring nuclear armed Pakistan….sounds, well…..alot more lucrative (in the short term at least).

The ‘militray industrial complex’ has done exceptionally well under the Bush administration. Whether they back ‘winners’ or win elections is a book in itself but the dark shadow of Eisenhower’s warning, about the military industrial complex and its influence upon politics seems alive and well within Obama’s promise of ‘being the change’.

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