Rolling Stone magazine recently published a story which claims troops were ordered by superior officers to study the records of visiting congressmen in order to develop strategies of manipulating their minds in order to get them voting more money for the miltary. Senator Joe Lieberman never met a request for more money for the military that he did not wish to double so the entire article was confusing to this man. He told an interviewer his confusion that anyone had to manipulate his mind to vote more money for the military. “Wierd” was his reaction.
We need troops trained who have studied the minds of Congressmen in order to persuade them NOT to vote for more money, particularly since so much money is wasted on out moded ideas and weapons. For example, how many fighters are needed when we live in a world in which no nation’s air force could even handle half of our fighters?
Wierd, isn’t it?