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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Creating a Market II: Easy as S-A-I-C

UncleScam at American Samizdat provides the following excerpts from a Vanity Fair article on Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), contractor to the military-industrial-congressional complex:

SAIC has displayed an uncanny ability to thrive in every conceivable political climate. It is the invisible hand behind a huge portion of the national-security state—the one sector of the government whose funds are limitless and whose continued growth is assured every time a politician utters the word "terrorism."

SAIC represents, in other words, a private business that has become a form of permanent government.

Civilians at SAIC used to joke that the company had so many admirals and generals in its ranks it could start its own war. Some might argue that, in the case of Iraq, it did.

In October of 2006 the company told would-be investors flatly that the war on terror would continue to be a lucrative growth industry.

There's no business like terror business.

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