February 28, 2006
Follow The $$$
During the last US presidential elections, I received plenty of grief for supporting Ralph Nader from my Democrat friends. No matter how I tried to convince them that the Democrats were just as guilty in the crimes of gutting the American working class and tainting American politics, they held their ground and claimed the Democrats were the party that would save America from the clutches of the Republican war-mongers.
A few years down the line, it seems that besides not doing a single thing to stop the Bush administration’s rampage on America, (see judge appointments, war funding, tax cuts) they have been quietly laughing all the way to the bank. Yep, you guessed it, the Democrats are making some big time cash in a war in they can’t decide to support or oppose.
When you want to find out who is winning a war, just follow the $$$.
Here is a nice place to start:
Click on Iraq/Afghanistan Contracts: A comprehensive examination of who won contracts to do business in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's like a real life Syiriana of who's who in politics and business. Apparently Senator Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum has racked in millions of dollars from Perini, a civil infrastructure construction company, of which the billionaire investor wheels 75 percent of the voting share.
For more on the Senator do some research yourself or check out BrickBurner for a great blog on Feinstein. While at BrickBurner, snoop around; it's a great site.