Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mike Gravel speaks for me

Whaddya know, Dennis Kucinich isn't the only presidential candidate who has the guts to tell the absolute truth. Here's a link to a You Tube video highlighting former Senator Gravel at the Democratic debate held at South Carolina State. Someone really does have a "Straight Talk Express", but it sure as Hell isn't John McCain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gMlHv2lDqA

Wanna know how to get out of Iraq? Wanna know about nuking Iran? How about nuclear proliferation? Maybe something about the influence of the military-industrial complex? Or how about something you can really use, like the perfect response to the fools who say we can't leave Iraq because "our soldiers will have died in vain".

Don't ever shut up, Sen. Gravel, even though most of the other candidates treated your comments lightly. Like all the Republicans, some of the Democrats simply can't handle the truth.

3 comments:

RoseCovered Glasses said...

I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak.

Politicians make no difference.

We have bought into the Military Industrial Complex (MIC). If you would like to read how this happens please see:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/03/spyagency200703

Through a combination of public apathy and threats by the MIC we have let the SYSTEM get too large. It is now a SYSTEMIC problem and the SYSTEM is out of control. Government and industry are merging and that is very dangerous.

There is no conspiracy. The SYSTEM has gotten so big that those who make it up and run it day to day in industry and government simply are perpetuating their existance.

The politicians rely on them for details and recommendations because they cannot possibly grasp the nuances of the environment and the BIG SYSTEM.

So, the system has to go bust and then be re-scaled, fixed and re-designed to run efficiently and prudently, just like any other big machine that runs poorly or becomes obsolete or dangerous.

This situation will right itself through trauma. I see a government ENRON on the horizon, with an associated house cleaning.

The next president will come and go along with his appointees and politicos. The event to watch is the collapse of the MIC.

For more details see:

http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2006/11/inside-pentagon-procurement-from.html

JohnDWoodSr said...

rosecovered glasses- thanks for your comment. You have an interesting blog with a perspective made unique by your experience. You say that you expect an Enron-like collapse of our government.That sounds like we are going to take some really serious hits as citizens like the Enron employees did, but I certainly hope not.I feel, unlike you, that politicians,the right ones, can make all the difference. We need elected officials with enough courage to distance themselves from MIC influence, really legislate to negate lobbyist influence and to pass laws requiring public financing for all elections. Enough dedicated public servants can do this, if they can be found and elected.Also, if we had a foreign policy that wasn't based on world domination,the Mic wouldn't be so dangerous. Am I dreaming here?

RoseCovered Glasses said...

In my opinion, Yes, your are dreaming. But we need dreamers as well as pragmatists.