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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Of course some go to defense industry; they have the expertise. But two points are important. The numbers are small and there is no hint that active duty decisions were colored by retirement ambitions. Truth in advertising: I spent 18 months with Raytheon after I retired from the USG.
    Thanks for the disclosure, I kinda figured that. Now open the link and see what a problem this is that you seek to trivialize and diminish.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Thanks for the disclosure, I kinda figured that. Now open the link and see what a problem this is that you seek to trivialize and diminish.
    I had already read it. It is indeed a trivial problem.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Nobody in this thread has any idea what is in the agreement yet want to undermine and attack it because....well Obama.
    Irrelevant because Obama is arrogantly going against what Congress wants. They will pass a bill and veto whatever agreement he and Iran come to.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

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    I had already read it. It is indeed a trivial problem.
    Horse ****. No, and no.

    An overwhelming majority of the employees seeking opinions—84 percent—had at least one specific company or organization in mind, and defense companies dominated the list of prospective employers.

    Last year, CREW released Strategic Maneuvers, a report revealing the extent to which retired high-ranking generals and admirals cash in on their years of military experience by taking lucrative jobs with the defense industry. CREW found that at least nine of the top-level generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took positions with the five largest defense companies contracting with the government: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Horse ****. No, and no.

    An overwhelming majority of the employees seeking opinions—84 percent—had at least one specific company or organization in mind, and defense companies dominated the list of prospective employers.

    Last year, CREW released Strategic Maneuvers, a report revealing the extent to which retired high-ranking generals and admirals cash in on their years of military experience by taking lucrative jobs with the defense industry. CREW found that at least nine of the top-level generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took positions with the five largest defense companies contracting with the government: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.
    Of course they did, as they should. With very few exceptions, their value to the companies is in their understanding of the customer culture, and nothing more. There's nothing nefarious going on.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Of course they did, as they should. With very few exceptions, their value to the companies is in their understanding of the customer culture, and nothing more. There's nothing nefarious going on.
    No, not at all. That's why congress created an ethics board to council retiring DOD employees about it. Really, you should read the link, remember what it says, and then comment, in that order!
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They don't
    and it's absolutely ok with you that a co-equal branch of govt is is keeping another co-coequal branch of govt in the dark?

    I'm going to guess the answer is yes...
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Irrelevant because Obama is arrogantly going against what Congress wants. They will pass a bill and veto whatever agreement he and Iran come to.
    We'll see...what if an agreement is reached that is widely supported...they will try to stop the agreement just because? Go back to sanctions and possible military strikes?
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    and it's absolutely ok with you that a co-equal branch of govt is is keeping another co-coequal branch of govt in the dark?

    I'm going to guess the answer is yes...
    The branches of government aren't co-equal in all realms.
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