Ted Rall for March 19, 2007
George W. Bush: Skilled and efficient Indian workers will provide the same war-related services as Americans... for mere pennies a day! Woman: We can move the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents to Bagalore. We can hire Indian mercenaries. You can ship in civilians and place them in the crossfire. But quality will suffer. Anarchist: American torturers will lose their jobs! Man: Indian troops who die in combat will receive full U.S. citizenship upon their deaths. Then they'll be boxed, draped with and Old Glory (made in Indonesia) and shipped to Arlington! Osama bin Laden: You know, 9/11 would've been a lot cheaper in the Third World. In order to reduce labor costs, the U.S. has decided to outsource its wars to India. The usual mob of anti-globalization activists slag the plan as an unworkable job killer. But the Indian company that won the contract says American customers won't notice any difference. Both sides agree on one point: the outsourcing of systemic violence is an inevitable trend.