Friday, June 18, 2004

Republicans like War-Profiteering

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization for FY 2005, proposed by Sen. Leahy, was rejected on a mostly party-line vote on Wednesday. This Amendment would have made it crime punishable by fines, disgorgement, and up to 20 years in jail for any entity to defraud or misrepresent facts in relation to a government contract in a country in which US forces where active.

Apparently, those Republicans just love those war-profiteers and want to shelter them from criminal liability for their criminal acts. I agree. Let's just tar a feather the bastards instead. BTW, our own Arizona Senators, law and order Kyl and McCain, both voted against the amendment. I guess crime only interests them when poor people commit it.


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