Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nothing changes: US Senate unanimously passes $631 billion Defense appropriation . . . .

. . . that includes a faux change in definite detention (that is not really a change at all), a prohibition on transferring prisoners out of Gitmo (14th Amendment, what 14th Amendment?), and--as usual--more funding for the Forever War in Afghanistan.

$631 billion?

Ironically, budget-busting defense appropriations and the corporate welfare they depend on has not even made the world safer.

1 comment:

delacrat said...

Congress will send Medicare, Medicaid and S.S. over the "Fiscal Cliff". But war spending, that's sacrosanct.

Even the pwogwesive Bernie Sanders voted for it.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00221