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April 6, 2008

Why The War Goes On

-- by Dave Johnson

Maybe the Iraq occupation continues because there's so much money to be made.

Study finds lawmakers invested $165m in defense,

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies that do business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the Iraq war, according to a study by a nonpartisan research group.

. . . Several members earning money from these contractors have plum committee or leadership assignments, including Senator John F. Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, and the House minority whip Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri.

This is just members of Congress. What about others involved with keeing the war going? And I wonder how much money the Iraqi leadership is making off the war as well?

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 6, 2008 9:05 AM

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