This is from Saturday's New York Times. The edition no one reads. So the edition our the government uses to sneak out news that might otherwise cause a furore upon its release.
"The Bush administration is pushing through a broad array of foreign weapons deals as it seeks to rearm Iraq and Afghanistan...From tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to missiles, remotely piloted aircraft and even warships, the Department of Defense has agreed so far this fiscal year to sell or transfer more than $32 billion in weapons and other military equipment to foreign governments, compared with $12 billion in 2005."
In other words arms sales are up nearly 300% over the last three years. That makes me think, for some reason, of the poem below which was writ by Martin Neimoller a German anti-Nazi who wound up imprisoned by the Nazis in Dachau and Sachsenhausen.