We are now moving into the 10th year of the ill-defined, no-end-in-sight "war on terror."
Never forget that War is a Racket....a very lucrative and profitable one at that as well.
War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
This is why we fight..
Here is an abbreviated run down of the top 10 corporations making out like bandits in the Iraq war...don't forget, all the numbers in red are basically paid for with U.S. tax dollars:
Halliburton: Halliburton’s KBR, Inc. division bilked government agencies to the tune of $17.2 billion in Iraq war-related revenue from 2003-2006 alone.
Veritas Capital Fund/DynCorp: At first blush, a private equity fund (and not, say, Exxon-Mobil) being the number 2 profiteer in the Iraq war might sound strange. However, the cleverly run fund has raked in $1.44 billion through its DynCorp subsidiary.
The Washington Group International:  has parlayed its expertise the repair, restore, and maintenance of high-output oil fields into $931 million in Iraq-related revenue from 2003-2006.
Environmental Chemical: The privately held Burlingame, California company has stockpiled $878 million by the end of fiscal 2006 for munitions disposal, calling upon its “decade of experience planning and conducting UXO removal, investigation, and certification activities.”
Aegis: UK company with a Pentagon contract to coordinate all of Iraq’s private security operations . The Pentagon contract is good for $430 million.
International American Products: Running electrical wiring in hostile war zones is dicey business, but International American Products  has stuck their neck out and collected a cool $759 million in just 3 years for its efforts.
Erinys: In the space of just 16 months, Erinys successfully trained, equipped, and mobilized an all-Iraqi guard force of nearly 20,000 to protect the nation’s oil pipeline from terrorist attack or sabotage. They scored $136 million for its effort.
Fluor: Scored a monster $1.1 billion contract in 2004 to build, service, and manage water/sewage systems in Iraq.
Perini: Controlled by financier Richard Blum, is one of the more controversial companies to have scored big-time Iraq war money. That’s because Blum’s wife, Senator Dianne Feinstein, appears to have used her seat on the Military Construction Appropriations sub-comittee to steer the $650 million environmental cleanup deal in his favor.
URS Corporation: Long known as one of the nation’s major defense contractors, San Francisco-based URS has collected $792 million in environmental cleanup fees in Iraq war zones. As with Perini, both Blum and Feinstein have come under intense scrutiny to answer questions about the apparent conflict of interest inherent in Feinstein helping to secure such an exorbitant government contract for her investment banker husband.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was right.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.