We think we understand because we see images of war-torn desert cities on television. We may say, “oh my god that’s horrible”.
Most get angry that these wars are costing us too much money. Others will say, "we need to mind our business and stop being the world’s judge, jury, and executioner".
And, the rest, the rest say we should wipe everyone out.
Yes, the pentagon really does pay sports franchises to show support for the military.
So, you know when you see a half time show or opening ceremony dedicated to our troops, you paid for that. When the stadiums fans are given signs to hold up in sequence to spell out 'support our military' or 'USA', we pay for that.
The document shows that 72 of the 122 contracts between the Pentagon and pro sports teams issued since fiscal 2012 contained items dubbed “paid patriotism.” These events included enlistment and re-enlistment ceremonies, as well as those emotionally-charged reunions in which a service member surprises his or her family on camera, drawing many tears in the arena.
Overall, the department spent $53 million on marketing and advertising contracts with sports teams since 2012, but that figure also included genuine outreach campaigns like stadium banners and enlistment tents.
Speaking at a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, November 5, 2015, Flake said that people rightly assume that such events are paid for by the teams themselves, out of the goodness of their hearts. The incidents detailed in the new report “cheapens the whole lot.”
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