Digby says that if we're going to try to stop the privatization of the U.S. military, now's the time.
Once upon a time there were professional military who disdained the use of mercenaries.
No more. Now we're told they're part of the Serious solution to the War on Terra.
From Hayden to Petraeus on down, the patriots have been replaced by the Company zealots.
"We're doing a lot of good in Iraq", the man in the dusty Future Combat Warfighter costume says against a ancient barren backgroud, "I'm glad to be here".
The Marines serve as a training ground for Blackwater. The Air Force produces the zealots that inhabit CSC/ DynCorp, which with In-Q-Tel rules NASA for its spy satellite network.
Defund them? We'll be lucky to survive them. Any politician who just tries to cut off their black budgets will be sanctioned with extreme prejudice.
We have to defuse this time bomb clicking down to an Apocalypse designed to produce hegemony.