Monday, December 18, 2006

GTL's First Contest Ever. Win a REAL PRIZE!

As far as I know, no one in the media has asked the president how much money he has made, and continues to make, from his extensive investments in defense industry companies. No one has mentioned the Bush family connections to the Carlyle Group, or suggested that the president and other political leaders divest themselves of war investments as means to avoid the temptation of vast sums of easy money.

I would not want to be a parent of a soldier lost in this war and have to contemplate the fantastic profits lining the pockets of our commander-in-thief. Nor would I enjoy the realization that prolonging the war, while not in the nation's interests, certainly is in the president's financial interests.

So here's the contest: find an example of a journalist courageous enough to do his job and ask this one question of the president, record the response, and provide a link to an article or website that has the proof.

The prize?

The Gun-Toting Liberal will give you his entire Christmas bonus to share with your loved ones or spend on yourself! No joke. This is real.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. " - Dwight D. Eisenhower

1 comment:

ellie said...

Ol' Ike's farewell speeches is one of the most haunting things these days. (Oddly enough, we just rented the documentary Why We Fight today and plan to watch it this weekend.)

I think your suggestion is a powerful one. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like many folks in MSM are interested in covering such mind-boggling conflicts of interest.