The United States sells weapons around the world. It sells them to governments it approves of, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and others.
But it also sells to countries that - to put it in the best light - it has mixed feelings about: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, Rwanda to name just a few. Israel presents its own unique challenges, being both a close military ally and a democracy, but with policies that drive Washington mad.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
arms dealer to the world
Former U.S. president and World War II D-Day commander Dwight Eisenhower famously warned Americans against the rise of the "military-industrial complex." Judging by the following podcast, his warning has gone unheeded. On my own small stage, today's realities contribute to a sense that the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton, whatever the wonders of her becoming America's first woman president, is basically a good ol' boy wearing girl's clothes.