“You could say it’s a matter of life and death” – Donald Rumsfeld

Trillions of dollars unaccounted for, more arms sold than the rest of the world combined, the biggest employer in the world – The US Defense Department.

The really scary thing in the video was that they process 10 million paychecks. That means that 10 million people work for the Defense Dept. BUT they admit to just over 3 million.
At 3.2 million, the Defense dept is the biggest employer in the world, At the real figure of 10 million, it is three times bigger than that. That’s 1 in 15 of working Americans directly employed in defense. Note that does not include the spooks or FBI. Then if you add all the support industries, from brothels to Macdonalds, armaments to aerospace and I’ll bet it would be nearly a quarter of the US working population.

I’ll leave you to ponder on the significance of such a militarized society.

On another point:

The section in the above video about 2.3 trillion dollars disappearing is a good example of how information taken out of context can be used to completely skew public opinion. The government does it all the time, just ask Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It’s why all claims need to be checked before believed.

Here’s Rumsfeld in context on Sept 10 2001.

“The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it’s stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible.”

It was well known about years before. The auditors report came out in 1999 and therefore included accounts from the Clinton era.
http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002hxm

And most of the money has since been found
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=43927

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