Feb 19, 2016 - If you read no other interview, read the one in Salon with author (and former soldier) Joseph Hickman about his new book, The Burn Pits: The Poisoning Of American Soldiers. You once again will want to bury Dick Cheney in a fire ant nest. You once again will wonder why George W. Bush is allowed out in public without leg irons. You will want to Elvis your TV any time a politician argues to hand a government function over to "the private sector." You will find hard to stomach anything any politician of either party says about their devotion to "the troops." You will find yourself in a deep and righteous cleansing rage.
As Hickman points out, the issue of the burn pits, and the general environmental catastrophes inherent in modern war zones, have been absent from the national political dialogue, even during an election year. And there is the usual nasty corporate ass-covering married to the expected military ass-covering, the worst of all possible worlds as far as transparency goes. read more>>>
16 February 2016 - “The Burn Pits” reveals how a Dick Cheney-connected company got rich while U.S. soldiers got poisoned read more>>>