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WAR CAN MAKE YOUR RICH

Hawks in DC are once again beating the war drums suggesting we get involved in Syria and attack Iran. The questions to be asked: What giant corporations stand to benefit from such action?  How much is contributed to campaign coffers by defense industry companies?  What reason for huge defense budgets absent an ongoing state of fear and war?  Which wars since WWII were fought from necessity or existential threat?  Do these suggested involvements meet that test?

WAR CAN MAKE YOUR RICH
(To tune of “Autumn in New York,” by Vernon Duke)

War can make you rich
If you’re among the connected
War can make you rich
Contract outsourcing perfected

Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran
Hold dividend yields
Those mean battle fields
Bleed gold

War can make you rich
The war machine needs supplying
War can make you rich
If you’ve the right kind of friends

Young men will wave goodbye
Don’t mention how many die
War can make you rich
The reason war never ends

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

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