War is not only a moral issue, or an issue of military might, it’s also a money issue. Regardless of where you stand on the war in Iraq, it might be of interest to take a look at who is profiting from it. Robert Greenwald, who made the Wal-Mart movie and several other documentaries, has a new one out – “Iraq For Sale.” Greenwald, kind of like Toto in the Wizard of Oz, pulls back the curtain on the Great War Machine to find out who’s behind it. And instead of a small-time wizard from Kansas, we see a few of the usual suspects, like Halliburton/KBR, and others like Blackwater, CACI and L3Titan, a provider of interrogators and translators for Abu Ghraib.

Peace is not profitable for companies like this. We ought to ask ourselves, if the continuation of war is what puts bread on the table, then perhaps we’ve got the wrong kind of bread and the wrong table….

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