DNC: Greenwald Exposes War Profiteering, Lack of Oversight in Iraq
REPUBLICAN PRACTICES DEMORALIZING TROOPS IN THE PROCESS
Washington, DC - This week, the DNC's Podcast hosted award winning film director Robert Greenwald. In his interview, Greenwald discusses his newest work, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," a scathing documentary that exposes the record profits made off the war in Iraq by private corporations with Republican friends in Congress and the Republican decision makers that made it happen.
"Blackwater, CACI, Titan, Halliburton - all have stocked their Boards of Directors or their high corporate levels with former military, former CIA, and former people in the legislative process so that they get a kind of protection against oversight. [As a result,] they give Halliburton millions of dollars. [Blackwater owner] Eric Prince's family has given $2.5 million to the Republican Party in the past couple of years. That buys them a kind of protection they should not be buying. There should be transparency and there should be oversight," said Greenwald in his interview.
Greenwald also discussed the devastating impact the war profiteering has on soldiers on the ground in Iraq.
"Soldier after soldier was saying to me 'This is demoralizing to us, to work right next to someone who is doing exactly the same job and getting paid three and four times as much.' Outsourcing was never meant to do that...that takes a terrible toll on the troops," added Greenwald.
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