by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday May 13th, 2012
Nearly five decades ago, in January 1961, President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address about the influence of what he famously called the "military-industrial complex."
What we're witnessing now is something new. It's the emergence of a narco-industrial complex: a proliferation of U.S. companies lining up, with congressional support, to obtain public money for anti-drug campaigns overseas.
Foreign aid isn't exactly aid if it has to be spent on U.S. military equipment and weapons. They'd do better to feed and clothe the poor, and that would help to eliminate a lot of the need for such weapons.
Ted Rudow III,MA