US arms sales are booming! And Obama is leading it!

As defense giants like Boeing, Raytheon increasingly seek to peddle their wares to well-financed (sometimes by the U.S.) international customers, they have a surprising ally: the President. “Obama is much more favorably disposed to arms exports than any of the previous Democratic administrations,” says Loren Thompson, a veteran defense consultant. Or, as Jeff Abramson, deputy director of the Arms Control Association, puts it: “There’s an Obama arms bazaar going on.”

How cozy is that? The US gives money to countries so they can buy weapons from us. It’s socialism for the weapons merchants, and the more wars we have the more money they make. Gee, I see no moral or ethical dilemma with that, how about you?


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