Friday, February 25


Now this is bizarre. Though under investigation for oil price gouging and criticized by military auditors for overcharges and inefficient and uncompleted work in Iraq, the U.S. Army has awarded Halliburton nearly $10 million in performance-based bonuses for its work in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Halliburton's cozy non-competitive cost-plus-2% deal with the government and contractual provisions forbidding any penalties for fraud on the part of the contractor is highly unusual, and the company has little accountability to taxpayers. And now, despite their hugely profitable arrangement and public questions about their performance, they're winning BONUSES?

More here.

Has ANYONE profited from this war other than Republican politicians (principally George W. Bush) and their cronies, government contractors, arms dealers and the oil industry?


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