Saturday, July 24, 2010

Terror’s Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

By Ray McGovern

"A recent exposé in the Washington Post shows that if you have a security clearance and are comfortable being part of a lucrative "self-licking ice cream cone" — a process that offers few if any benefits while perpetuating its own existence — then the "war on terror" is definitely for you!

The conclusion that the Long War against Islamic militants abroad can be enriching for a host of "counter-terror" contractors at home leaps out of the Post’s "Top Secret America," a comprehensive three-part series by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin on July 19, 20 and 21......

And the feeding trough won’t disappear anytime soon, if ever. We are told that this "war" will not end like World War II with a surrender ceremony on the battleship Missouri; indeed, it will be impossible to tell when (or if) it is over — since the "war" is so vaguely defined as to guarantee its continuation in perpetuity as long as there are some angry Islamists out there, enflamed over all the people the U.S. government has been killing....."

No comments: