"The second largest export from Iraq is scrap metal,"Prince Hassan says, "Our children are dying as we speak; from eating out of cooking pots that are uranium depleted; from climbing on climbing frames that are uranium depleted. You can say you need to take the necessary steps, but tell that to the sticky-fingered." And the sticky fingered have deemed it "economically sensible" for a university to invest in the arms trade. Last year the guardian reported arms maker BAE System delivered sharply higher profits helped, by what it called, the "high tempo of British and American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan." "We have a great business plan for the next five years", the chief executive said. That is, assuming people carry on wanting to kill each other.
Richard Lemmer, 19, News Editor, Ctrl+ Alt+ Shift+ 2009.