Friday, April 10, 2009

Military industrial complexion

Connecticut's got the war jones bad.

Senator Dodd and Representative John Larson, especially John Larson, were quick to speak out against war, until if began to affect their districts. Dodd obviously needs a shot in the arm (or a kick in the ass), so you know his pitch for the F-22 is an attempt to repair the damage for some bad banking choices.

Let the Secretary of Defense decide we need a few less war planes, and Pratt and Whitney, Dodd and Larson start squawking.

What's a few dead bodies when there are jobs at stake.

Progressive leaders might think of ways to bend the technology for something good, instead of continuing down the path of war machines.

"With all the will in the world,
Diving for dear life
When we should be diving for pearls."

1 comment:

Susan said...

With all the talk about stimulating green industries, wouldn'tcha THINK that a manufacturer of one sophisticated item could be retooled to produce a DIFFERENT sophisticated item?

Guess not. The current reasoning is, I bet, why the U.S. is behind other countries in producing more efficient cars, and why They All Laughed at President Carter when he talked (THIRTY YEARS AGO!) about renewable energy sources, etc.