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Immorality at Work in War Profiteering

May 11, 2003

I am not shocked by revelations of conflict of interest in our nation's defense establishment ("Consulting and Policy Overlap," May 7). Pentagon advisor Richard Perle and his fellow Republicans have never seemed ashamed enough of their belief in politics as the pursuit of profit by other means to bother to try to hide it. I can't contain my disgust, though, on reading about Perle's aggressive efforts to make money off the slaughter of other human beings that he helped engineer in Iraq.

John Miller

Irvine

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While young American soldiers are fighting and dying in Iraq for $1,500 a month, Perle and other Republican cronies are making millions on insider government information -- with the full knowledge and support of President Bush (who no doubt expects a hefty campaign contribution in return). Where are the special prosecutors when we really need them?

Greg Urbach

Reseda

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