Originally Posted by Donger
Well, you'd be wrong.
So, let's have some specifics of how they have his balls in a vice.
Have "they" threatened to kill him if he doesn't approve such arms sales?
Have "they" threatened to withhold money from him?
You stated it. Back it up with facts.
I did state it -- it's common knowledge.
The department of defense is married to a very large, very wealthy chunk of the private sector creating an unholy marriage of government politicking and shareholder dictating. You know this.
This department and its private sector marriage partner have been incredibly effective at lobbying Congress and both political parties into its pocket. You know this.
Think of the NRA, or the AARP. That's the degree of pull the MIC has, perhaps even more severe. Neither party can challenge the core fundamentals of any of these groups without getting sacrificed at the next election. You know this.
This applies to Obama as much as it does anybody in DC. And you know that.