Scheer examines the expansion of our military presence throughout the world, our insane nuclear strategy, the immorality of corporations profiting in Iraq, and the arrogance of our foreign policy. Although Scheer is a liberal, his view echoes that of former Republican president General Dwight Eisenhower, who, in his farewell speech to the American people, spoke prophetically about need to guard against the growing influence of the military-industrial complex. In George W. Bush’s America, politicians like Ike and Richard Nixon seem like prudent centrists.
Robert Scheer on The Pornography of Power
He details how congress people and lobbyists push for weapons systems the military does not want, such as a 300 billion dollar program for F22 jet fighters or two new 2.5 billion dollar submarines per year…
Robert Scheer, the author of “The Pornography of Power”, on the contradictions and deceptions in the War on Terror.
Book: The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America