Clinton bucks the trend and rakes in cash from the US weapons industry

The US arms industry is backing Hillary Clinton for President and has all but abandoned its traditional allies in the Republican party. Mrs Clinton has also emerged as Wall Street’s favourite. Investment bankers have opened their wallets in unprecedented numbers for the New York senator over the past three months and, in the process, dumped their earlier favourite, Barack Obama.

Mrs Clinton’s wooing of the defence industry is all the more remarkable given the frosty relations between Bill Clinton and the military during his presidency. An analysis of campaign contributions shows senior defence industry employees are pouring money into her war chest in the belief that their generosity will be repaid many times over with future defence contracts.

Employees of the top five US arms manufacturers – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon – gave Democratic presidential candidates $103,900, with only $86,800 going to the Republicans. “The contributions clearly suggest the arms industry has reached the conclusion that Democratic prospects for 2008 are very good indeed,” said Thomas Edsall, an academic at Columbia University in New York.

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Hillary wins, scam or not, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Meet the new Prez same as tho old, a shill for the New World Order. Assisted by Burson-Marsteller. Yep, the same PR firm that helps Blackwater USA and assisted the Bush/Cheney gang in 2000 and 2004. Oh, and Tony Blair.
Just call them the PR firm for the New World Order.(travellerev)

By Jack Balkwill
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Oct 16, 2007, 01:54

”She was practiced at the art of deception,
I could tell by her blood-stained hands”
 – Mick Jagger, “You can’t always get what you want”

In a desperate attempt to keep the country in the hands of National Security State stalwarts, corporate media are pushing the “inevitability” of Senator Hillary Clinton as the choice of the Democratic Party.

Hillary will ensure that the war continues unabated, health care will remain in the hands of the medical mafia, and the lion’s share of revenues will continue to go to ruling transnational investors who finance our political campaigns at the expense of the public interest.

The Christian Science Monitor last week declared, “Hillary Clinton now has what a presidential candidate seeks: a sense of inevitability about eventual nomination.” Citizen polling reflects back that which 24/7 mass media coverage creates, and Hillary is all but president.

The owners would prefer a sycophantic Republican, but realize polling now shows that it may be impossible to elect one to hold the Oval Office post for them over the next term, Diebold magic or not. The next best thing is someone in the leadership of the Democratic Leadership Council — that would be Madam Hillary.

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George Bush smooths path for Hillary

BUSH administration officials are paving the way for a smooth transition to a possible Democratic presidency as Hillary Clinton consolidates her position as the overwhelming favourite to win her party’s nomination for the 2008 election.

Clinton has powered her way to the top of the Democratic pack, establishing a 33-point lead in one poll last week over Barack Obama, her nearest rival.

She raised $7m more than Obama in the last quarter and attracted more individual contri-butors than the Illinois senator, proving her popularity with grassroots Democrats.

With Clinton looking the near-inevitable nominee, Bush officials intend to hold her to her promise to be tough on defence and national security. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, is hoping to establish a bipartisan consensus on defence that will last beyond next year’s election.

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