Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Friday, April 16, 2004

Outsourcing the War

The second half of Peter Warren Singer's long Salon piece is, if anything, even more powerful than the first. By all means read through it -- even if you have to come back later to do so. For shorter attention spans, here's the money quote (from the top of the last page):

In a recent campaign speech, President Bush proclaimed that "America must never outsource America's national security." Once again, the gap between rhetoric and reality is yawning.

While Bush was trying to make a point about U.S. relations with the international community, the fact is that the United States has indeed outsourced major portions of its effort in the war in Iraq. More important, it has done so in an ad hoc manner, without public awareness or discussion.


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