Hi. It’s Christy once again. Did you watch the testimony yesterday from Gen. Petraeus and Amb. Crocker? What should the reaction be?
Last time General Petraeus came to Congress with a report on Iraq, there was an uproar about MoveOn’s “General Betray Us” characterization that prompted a swift repudiation by Congress.
Senate Approves Resolution Denouncing MoveOn.org Ad
Michael Masley, an anti-war activist and street artist based in Berkeley, CA, is asking now if we can’t prompt another swift response from Congress while Gen. Petraeus is in town to testify to Congress. Masley would like Congress to resolve that they and/or all Cabinet members will repudiate profits that they might earn from investments in the ongoing war. He has lobbied Rep. Barbara Lee to introduce such a resolution.
An Associated Press report this week indicates that our legislators have considerable holdings that might enrich them as a result of war.
Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the Iraq war, according to a study by a nonpartisan research group.”
Is this the time to address the Blood-for-Oil problem? Should those governing the country promise to eliminate the profit motive from any war-related actions?
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