War DogsBlu-ray Disc - 2016
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SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR ADULTS Dec 14, 2016
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
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What do you know about war? They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy or some shxt about the other guy
hating our freedom. But you want to know what it's really about? What do you see? A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country? I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor, and an M16. I see $17,500. That's what it costs to outfit one American soldier. Over two million soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. It cost the American taxpayer $4. 5 billion each year just to pay the air conditioning bills for those wars.
Have you ever seen the skin on an 82-year-old man? Have you ever felt it?
-Yeah. Actually, I'm a certified massage therapist and a lot of my clients are elderly.
Then you should know. These sheets, it would be like wrapping a lizard in cashmere. Would you do that?
And that's what war is really about.
War is an economy.
Anybody who tells you otherwise
is either in on it or stupid.
Look at the bright side. For once, the American taxpayer is getting a good deal on a defense contract.
Six months ago, I was a massage therapist in Miami Beach. And now, here I was, driving a truckload of guns
through the Iraqi desert with my best friend from junior high.
Fed Biz Opps stands for Federal Business Opportunities. Think eBay, but for war. (This is a real web site!)
They spent decades preparing for a Western invasion that never came. ... That country is one giant arsenal.Albania is most armed country in the world.
Vegas X is where military and manufacturers come together to unveil the latest in warfare. It's like Comic-Con with grenades. (Apparently a real confab, AKA Army Navy Military Expo -- ANMEXPO
Crazy, right? $12.2 billion. It's all seized from the godfather himself.
-You guys call Saddam Hussein the godfather?
Look at all this cash, bro. What would you call him?
You drove these? ... Through the Triangle of Death?
We were never best friends. You were just playing the part of my best friend.
There is no table of contents in the Book of Life. We don't know if we're at the beginning of a new chapter, or the end of a story. Which is why we must be grateful every time the page turns.
I'm not a bad man, but in certain situations, I have to ask myself, what would a bad man do?
Congress called the Afghanistan contract a case study in all that is wrong with the government's procurement process.
It's 100 million rounds of ammunition.
-Understood. But how many actual crates?
We have 68,520 crates.
We were trading heavy wooden crates for light cardboard boxes. Eight ounce tins for plastic bags. ... we would lighten our overall load by 180 tons.(This is the cleverest line in the entire movie!)
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