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Fooled Again (We won't get...?)

Started by JJM, 09/12/2009 07:50AM
Posted 09/12/2009 07:50AM Opening Post
A tidbit for those who voted (and hoped for) change:

From Bill Gertz's 9/10/09 column about the NGEOS sole-source procurement:

The contract for the new intelligence satellites will cost taxpayers about $20 billion, making it one of the most expensive systems produced for both the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence community, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

The new satellite was approved personally by President Obama last spring, and the single contractor has raised questions among some defense officials because of the president's criticism of the procurement process.

Mr. Obama in a speech March 4 criticized what he called the "broken" system of defense contracting during the eight years of the George W. Bush administration, including cost overruns, fraud and an absence of oversight and accountability. "In some cases, contracts are awarded without competition," he said. The White House was not immediately available for comment.

Change it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fall that's all
But the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
And I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
-- P. Townshend

LOL -- hope and change -- how are we doin'? Feeling fooled yet?

Jim McSheehy