What Are We Defending?

April 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Posted in Department of Defense, Economy, torture | Leave a comment
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M-4 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  1942 June.  Alfred T. Palmer, photographer.

M-4 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky. 1942 June. Alfred T. Palmer, photographer.

(DemocracyNow) A new study, meanwhile, from the National Priorities Project says that more than thirty-seven cents of every income tax dollar goes to military spending. By contrast, environment, energy and science spending projects split 2.8 cents of every tax dollar, while housing, community and food programs split 3.8 cents.

(WaPo) The Obama administration opposes any effort to prosecute those in the Justice Department who drafted legal memos authorizing harsh interrogations at secret CIA prisons, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said yesterday.

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