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Monday, March 9, 2015

War. What is it good for? Tom Cotton has an idea

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SAY IT AGAIN — WAR: It's good for defense contractors, who Tom Cotton will speak with tomorrow.
  • SAY IT AGAIN — WAR: It's good for defense contractors, who Tom Cotton will speak with tomorrow.

We wrote earlier about Sen. Tom Cotton's latest hawkish foray, strawbossing a letter from senators to meddle in foreign diplomacy by attempting to sabotage President Obama's talks with Iran on arms.

Reports the Intercept:

Tomorrow, 24 hours later, Cotton will appear at an “Off the Record and strictly Non-Attribution” event with the National Defense Industrial Association, a lobbying and professional group for defense contractors.

The NDIA is composed of executives from major military businesses such as Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, ManTech International, Boeing, Oshkosh Defense and Booz Allen Hamilton, among other firms.

Cotton strongly advocates higher defense spending and a more aggressive foreign policy. As The New Republic’s David Ramsey noted, “Pick a topic — Syria, Iran, Russia, ISIS, drones, NSA snooping — and Cotton can be found at the hawkish outer edge of the debate…During his senate campaign, he told a tele-townhall that ISIS and Mexican drug cartels joining forces to attack Arkansas was an ‘urgent problem.'”

War with Iran? Cotton knows some people who could help on the supply line.

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