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William Z. Foster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-10 02:36 AM
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13. he is right
Use the military, yes, and the rest of the federal government, under civilian control from the White House of course.

The most important thing is to take control away from BP - the BP executives; we can still use BP experts and technical crews, of course. The question is this: are those experts answering to BP executives who are beholden to Wall Street and obligated to look out for the shareholders' interests, or to the federal government, obligated to look out for the public interests? Pick one. The two are incompatible, and "partnering" is a form of privatization that will never protect the public adequately.

The military brings logistical assets, for one thing. Communications equipment. Craft of various kinds.

Because the government has been used for bad things - imperialism and welfare for Wall Street and protection of corporations - does not mean we should resist calls for the government to do things to protect the public welfare. That is the reason we have a government.
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  -Colin Powell wants the military to take over from BP... time_has_come  May-30-10 09:24 PM   #0 
  - I think that the military would have the best interest of the  tabatha   May-30-10 09:31 PM   #1 
  - So the plan is to stuff Osama Bin Laden down the well.  Walk away   May-30-10 09:32 PM   #2 
  - Military takes over and then has to hire the oil industry experts as contractors. That's what it  Pirate Smile   May-30-10 09:34 PM   #3 
  - What military? Are you going to bring them back from Iraq, Afghanistan  Catherina   May-30-10 09:35 PM   #4 
  - They'll hire the Xe stormtroopers first.  Golden Raisin   May-31-10 02:26 AM   #12 
  - How about from Japan? n/t  time_has_come   May-31-10 05:31 AM   #14 
  - If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail  Warpy   May-30-10 09:37 PM   #5 
  - Military for clean up and construction under civilian leadership  RandomThoughts   May-30-10 09:45 PM   #6 
  - Colin Powell....well, well, well.......sell, sell, sell.....  Mind_your_head   May-30-10 09:49 PM   #7 
  - K&R  Ned Bro   May-30-10 09:59 PM   #8 
  - What the f ---- does the military know about oil wells? I think  doc03   May-30-10 10:14 PM   #9 
  - LOL!  FrenchieCat   May-30-10 11:30 PM   #10 
  - That "loudmouth expert Ret. Gen Honore" did a exemplary job during Katrina  Catherina   May-31-10 09:18 AM   #15 
     - Everybody has an opinion, he has his. He was just at the right  doc03   May-31-10 03:49 PM   #17 
  - He's got a point... about fucking time we used our military to do something GOOD for a change  scheming daemons   May-30-10 11:32 PM   #11 
  - he is right  William Z. Foster   May-31-10 02:36 AM   #13 
  - Megets the feeling that when Obama finally orders the military in  Catherina   May-31-10 09:21 AM   #16 
  - +1  Swamp Rat   May-31-10 03:58 PM   #18 
  - The same Colin Powell who wanted us to invade Irag?  lame54   May-31-10 04:15 PM   #19 

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