Global War Economy - Destroy and Rebuild
Over, and Over, and Over again.
What better way to "stimulate" an economy than to blow it to smithereens and send your pet corporations in to rebuild it?
President George W. Bush on Saturday named a delegation of business leaders and U.S. officials to visit Lebanon to discuss the rebuilding after the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.You didn't think they'd do it for free, did you?
The group will be led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Dina Powell and will include Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett, Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive John Chambers, Ghafari Inc. Chairman Yousif Ghafari and Ray Irani, chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
The White House said the delegation will meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and will visit areas hit by the bombing. The conflict killed nearly 1,200 people in Lebanon and 157 in Israel.
The group is setting up a fund to seek private donations from Americans for the rebuilding.
If you haven't already, now's the time to watch Why We Fight.