Apparently the US and Britain are taking some flack for staging a huge arms exhibition in London and using the Iraq war as a sales point:
The spokesman said the invasion and occupation of Iraq had been “good news” for the major arms companies.
“It has allowed them to label their arms as battle-tested and provided them with promotional material for their missiles, bombs, fighter aircraft, artillery, tanks and armoured vehicles.
“They will be marketing their weapons to countries with the full support of the UK Government and the perverse promotional assistance provided by Iraq.”
I suppose there is nothing to keep this sort of thing from happening, but it does have that sort of perverse quality to it as if Louisville Slugger said ‘look at how well our baseball bats cracked skulls at the last riot’.
Not surprisingly, these same activities went on during previous hostilities in the Middle East.