When I wrote the post the "war machine" http://ananthsworldview.blogspot.com/2007/01/war-machine.html
little did I know that it would is a greatly discussed topic in the world.
I would like to say that I was not the person who wrote the article. I liked it and I copied from some anti-war website's comments. The original author is "Bill Keyes".
A old vietnam war veteran has seen my post a had written a comment for it.
I'm very happy to get my first comment in this blog. But the facts he has written in his blog are alarming..
Excerpts from his comment....
The Pentagon is a giant, incredibly complex establishment, budgeted in excess of $500B per year. The Rumsfelds, the Administrations and the Congressmen come and go but the real machinery of policy and procurement keeps grinding away, presenting the politicos who arrive with detail and alternatives slanted to perpetuate itself.How can any newcomer, be he a President, a Congressman or even the new Sec. Def.Mr. Gates, understand such complexity, particularly if heretofore he has not had the clearance to get the full details?Answer- he can’t. Therefore he accepts the alternatives provided by the career establishment that never goes away and he hopes he makes the right choices. Or he is influenced by a lobbyist or two representing companies in his district or special interest groups.
If you want to know completely about the american war machine you can visit the "Oddessy of Armaments" of Ken Larson