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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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