Wednesday, April 26, 2006

All Our Sons

"We used to shoot a man who acted like a dog, but honour was real there ...But here? This is the land of the great big dogs, you don't love a man here, you eat him. That's the principle; the only one we live by - it just happened to kill a few people this time, that's all. The world's that way."
-- Arthur Miller, All My Sons (1947)
Jane Hamsher says there's increasing talk of the need for a Truman Truth Commission on War Profiteering. Along the way, she mentions that documentary film-maker Robert Greenwald is raising money in small, individual donations for a documentary to be titled, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers."

Individual contributors will be named (if they so desire) in the film's credits. Hughes for America has transcribed the details from a Greenwald message:
"Over the last few months we've recruited a core team, and with the help of our volunteer field producers, have uncovered some devastating and powerful material that hasn't been seen before. We need your help to make it, more about that in a minute.

"We can't tell you anything more specific about the film yet, but I can assure you it will have an enormous impact when it comes out shortly before the elections this November.

"War time is about sacrificing for the common good. So many soldiers and families have paid unimaginable sacrifices, and for some to profit obscenely from that sacrifice is one of the worst crimes possible. It's a crime against all of us, not just as Americans, but as human beings.

"'IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers' will hold these corporations accountable for crimes against humanity."
Greenwald is nearly half-way to his goal and the film is now in pre-production.

As taxpayers, our money already has been used to fund the war profiteers whose incompetence and greed are undermining our soldiers and endangering their safety. It's about time they were exposed. After all, as Arthur Miller's war profittering character, Joe Keller, comes to admit, "they are all our sons."

We support our troops. Won't you join us?

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