Richard Perle: As head of the Pentagon's
Defense Policy Board, Richard Perle was a chief architect of both the
war on Iraq and Donald Rumsfeld's efforts to "revolutionize" military
technology. In 2001, Perle joined Henry Kissinger and other Washington
insiders to form a company called Trireme Partners. Trireme raises
venture capital from wealthy individuals and invests it in weapons
companies, betting on those it expects will get lucrative government
Henry Kissinger: Insider trading? We prefer to call it guaranteed
Perle has also served as an advisor to the Israeli government. Whether
in Washington or Jerusalem, his advice is always the same ...
War is the answer!
Perle has particularly pushed for war against three countries he
considers Israel's main enemies -- Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Richard Perle: One down, two to go! 
Cheney, Perle and their friends go back and forth through a revolving
door that connects jobs at the Pentagon, the White House, Congress and
corporate military contractors. Lots of money changes hands in
Washington as weapons manufacturers make generous contributions to
politicians and politicians hand out fat Pentagon contracts to weapons
manufacturers. This leads to all kinds of shady agreements and
Here's to the Pentagon -- the only place you can sell a 13 cent bolt for
The "War on Terrorism" has led to a tremendous windfall for the military
contractors. The Army, Navy, and Air Force (and the contractors they
represent) are lining up to get money for expensive new weapons systems,
now packaged as indispensable for fighting terrorism.
We can't afford to be without it! It's vital for homeland defense! We
have to close the window of vulnerability!
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