12
Sep
2005

Food and the US arsenal

CounterPunch
by Ron Jacobs

09/11/05

In New Orleans food aid is provided only to those who leave the city and in the Astrodome US military recruiters are attempting to recruit young men and women without too many alternatives into their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile overseas, Jay Lefkowitz, the new US envoy on human rights, is suggesting that the paltry food aid provided to northern Korea by the US should be tied to its human rights record. .... Speaking of relief efforts, Dick Cheney just returned from a tour of Halliburton areas in the disaster zone. The highlight of the tour was when a spokesman for a large segment of the people of the world told Mr. Cheney to go f... himself. Meanwhile, his old company Halliburton has already acquired some lucrative reconstruction contracts and one can assume that they will end up with a god portion of the $60 billion in reconstruction funds recently allocated by Congress. Just like in Iraq, the profiteers in blood will walk away with most of the money set aside to rebuild after Katrina's shock and awe...

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