Sunday, July 31, 2005

Same As It Ever Was

TOASTMASTER: What is this war about, Jack Reed?

Reed stands. The assembled banqueteers -- prosperous burghers, their bellies bulging beneath the white fronts of their tuxedos -- look up at the reporter just returned from the front.

REED: Profits.

Reed sits down.

-- From the film "Reds," by Warren Beatty

Halliburton Announces 284 Percent Increase in War Profits