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International Trip Planning. There's a euphemism for our times.

Posted by Gabriel | October 26, 2006 1:43 PM

Boeing's always been deep in bed with U.S. military hawks. As an anecdote: in the 60s, its employees in the Seattle area had an active John Birch Society chapter, and the company allowed it to use Boeing meeting rooms to show their conspiracy flicks etc.

Posted by trevor | October 26, 2006 1:49 PM

Right, Trevor. Boeing executives also played a big role in driving the Birchers out of the state Republican Party in the 60s. Racist Birch kookery is bad for business, always has been. And of course, they're not defense contractors, they're "deep in bed". This is rhetoric taking the place of thought. It's not only a huge leap from "defense contractor" to "John Birch Society", it's a huge leap from "defense contractor" to "torture flights". This doesn't sound like anything that old-school Boeing people would have tolerated; it sounds like Harry Stonecipher and McDonnell-Douglass to me.

Posted by Fnarf | October 26, 2006 2:21 PM

well - the one thning that is not a surprise is --- the CIA spares no expense --- the black box budget which funds vast parts of the govt. in these times.

Posted by Jack | October 26, 2006 2:31 PM

"Your purchase of an eight-ball will fund one half of one extraordinary rendition. Enjoy!"

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 26, 2006 2:57 PM

The torture victims asked for this. They kept saying "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going", so Boeing had to do the patriotic thing.

Posted by Boeing Boeing | October 26, 2006 4:57 PM

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