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    by Published on 10-14-2013 08:42 AM

    A really powerful column by Raimondo today spells out the financial connections of the "commentators" in the media to the military industrial complex. Some highlights:

    "...Particularly egregious: Stephen Hadley, former Bush administration official, whose membership on the board of Raytheon, a major military contractor, was never disclosed – although his other credentials as a "defense expert" were touted by his hosts on CNN, MSNBC, and Bloomberg TV. An op-ed for the Washington Post somehow neglected to note this little detail. As PAI documents, Hadley makes a pretty penny from his expertise at ginning up wars:

    "Hadley earns $128,500 in annual cash compensation from the company and chairs its public affairs committee. He also owns 11,477 shares of Raytheon stock, which traded at all-time highs during the Syria debate ($77.65 on August 23, making Hadley’s share’s worth $891,189). Despite this financial stake, Hadley was presented to his audience as an experienced, independent national security expert."

    Raytheon stock rose during the debate over Syria on the prospect that President Obama would soon be lobbing Tomahawk missiles – made by Raytheon – at Bashar al-Assad. Each missile costs $1.41 million: we launched half a billion dollars worth during the Libya adventure. Hadley was for that one, too. Notice that in that last link – an interview with Obama cultist Andrea Mitchell – Hadley is introduced as a former national security advisor "and is currently with the United States Institute of Peace." What Mitchell doesn’t tell her viewers, who may think USIP is a real thinktank, is that the "Institute" is a US government agency devoted to rationalizing American foreign policy.

    Full piece: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2...ar-profiteers/
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