Wikileaks and the Ghost of Smedley Butler

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the 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 very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” –Smedley Butler, War Is a Racket

In “5 WikiLeaks Revelations Exposing the Rapidly Growing Corporatism Dominating American Diplomacy Abroad,” Rania Khalek asserts that Wikileaks’ greatest contribution is exposing the influence corporations have over U.S. foreign policy.

Khalek notes, “. It is crystal clear that it’s standard operating procedure for US government officials to moonlight as corporate stooges.”

To read more, please visit Alternet.org.

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