We ARE the poster boy for the military industrial complex of which President Eisenhower [who knew the horrors of war firsthand] warned us. It is very simple. In this dire economy where only the rich are getting richer, our largest industry, one of our largest sources of employment, and our largest export industry is "defense". We are stoking the flames of war in such places as Ukraine, sending in our assistant secretary of state to meddle in their internal affairs, in order to sell products of death and destruction. One may ask, why then the peace initiative in Iran? Iran buys their weapons from Russia.