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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-03 06:03 AM
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15. The political attack on the Army continues
the closures fall more heavily on the people intensive Army. This takes valuable dollars away from the so called "precision targeting" defense contractors who can "destroy targets" more cost effectively according to the neo cons. However, war isn't just about destroying things, it has political objectives. Such objectives cannot be achieved without a large regular Army. Neo cons won't admit this because they have no interest in the quality or security of human life abroard, only the capital infrastructure and resources that they can defraud or take from other nations.

Another trend is the exporting of military dollars overseas to protect these private corporate interests.
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  -At Least 100 Bases Said to Be in Line for Closure rmpalmer  Oct-14-03 01:24 AM   #0 
  - What Better Way To Get Cooperation  JohnGideon   Oct-14-03 01:59 AM   #1 
  - Is this more than the amount closed under Clinton?  Zhade   Oct-14-03 02:01 AM   #2 
  - Those bases were ordered closed shortly after Desert Storm under Bush I...  Media_Lies_Daily   Oct-14-03 07:01 AM   #18 
  - Large bases mean commisaries, hospitals, DEPENDENTS  SoCalDem   Oct-14-03 02:15 AM   #3 
  - not really...  BROCockY   Oct-14-03 11:17 AM   #32 
     - They DO realize it.. They just don;t care  SoCalDem   Oct-14-03 04:00 PM   #36 
  - Imagine if Clinton announced that during a "war"  Democat   Oct-14-03 02:20 AM   #4 
  - Not to mention  slaveplanet   Oct-14-03 02:29 AM   #5 
  - NOW I know what all the hoopla is about Cuba !!  ConcernedCanuk   Oct-14-03 02:46 AM   #6 
  - cute timing....  Lexingtonian   Oct-14-03 04:24 AM   #7 
  - ahh, bush's civil war... he's in control, you know. he stamped his foot  truthisfreedom   Oct-14-03 04:35 AM   #8 
  - What the hell? Are we going to privatize the army next????  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-14-03 04:40 AM   #9 
  - Soldiers of good fortune (on the corporatization of the U.S. military)  w4rma   Oct-14-03 05:24 AM   #10 
  - Yes. Privatizing the army.  ze_dscherman   Oct-14-03 05:25 AM   #11 
  - privatizing the Navy  Ernesto   Oct-14-03 07:56 AM   #21 
  - J.E.B. received $2,000,000 from Lay sponsored  teryang   Oct-14-03 05:57 AM   #14 
  - The effing Bushes take care of their own,  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-14-03 01:40 PM   #35 
  - Did he honestly send that???  MaineDem   Oct-14-03 08:33 AM   #23 
     - Oh, yeah. Go to Smoking Gun and you can see DOZENS of buddy-buddy  Billy_Pilgrim   Oct-14-03 04:04 PM   #37 
  - I agree with Rumsfeld!!  GOPBasher   Oct-14-03 05:27 AM   #12 
  - There are better ways to recover military spending costs...  Media_Lies_Daily   Oct-14-03 07:10 AM   #19 
  - This was supposed to come up much earlier  leetrisck   Oct-14-03 05:28 AM   #13 
  - The political attack on the Army continues  teryang   Oct-14-03 06:03 AM   #15 
  - "one-third of Army bases"  Noordam   Oct-14-03 06:28 AM   #16 
  - Nail in the coffin for Rummy  Paragon   Oct-14-03 06:48 AM   #17 
  - GO CUBS!!!!  chasqui   Oct-14-03 09:47 AM   #27 
  - Hopefully...  DemVet   Oct-14-03 07:25 AM   #20 
  - Closing 100 Bases While We Have 2 Simultaneous Wars Going On?  bushisanidiot   Oct-14-03 08:08 AM   #22 
  - Could this be to free up resources for more overseas bases?  earthman dave   Oct-14-03 08:38 AM   #24 
  - I posted a partial list in GD several weeks ago...  IndianaGreen   Oct-14-03 08:50 AM   #25 
  - Don't want that money to go to soldiers or communities....  LeftHander   Oct-14-03 08:58 AM   #26 
  - there's another angle to base closures ...  jobendorfer   Oct-14-03 10:28 AM   #28 
     - Camp Pendleton is not on the proposed base closure list  IndianaGreen   Oct-14-03 10:36 AM   #29 
     - understood!  jobendorfer   Oct-14-03 11:43 AM   #33 
        - Someone made money out of Presidio, SF  IndianaGreen   Oct-14-03 11:46 AM   #34 
     - Still another angle on base closures......  Roy   Oct-14-03 10:52 AM   #30 
     - Not to mention... cutting costs (make some money) but increase overall  salin   Oct-14-03 11:04 AM   #31 

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