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An almost empty US Congress before the Invasion of Iraq

A frame from Why we fight by Eugene Jarecki. A lone member of congress speaks of the ominous, desperate silence and lack of debate. Previously in the film you see how a military contract is obtained. The contractor attempts to distribute the subcontracts to as many different states as possible, so if there was to be any cut to their contract it would have the widest effect and ensure more protest from congress as the members wish to secure the local jobs. This is the military-industrial-congressonal complex

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Uploaded on June 13, 2005