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It’s Okay, As Long As They Tell Us

Posted by Rick · January 23rd, 2004 · 3 Comments

Well, well, oil well…

Two Halliburton officials accepted up to $6 million in kickbacks from a Kuwaiti company that was awarded contracts to supply U.S. troops in Iraq, according to a newspaper report.

So says CBSNews Online in a story that both CBS and CNN Money say is “the first firm indication of corruption involving U.S.- funded projects in Iraq.”

The CNN story notes,

The news also is likely to further raise suspicions abroad that Iraq reconstruction work is largely benefiting U.S. companies and their employees.

You mean there was a doubt about that?

Both stories note that this first firm indication of impropriety — just like the one where they overcharged the government $61 to $120 million (depending on whether you read this story or this story) — wasn’t Halliburton’s fault.

Furthermore, it’s okay, because just like before this first time, they told us.

Categories: Politics-In-General


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James G Brown // Dec 8, 2004 at 6:02 am

    Youre an idiot. There’s only one company in the U.S. that can do what Halibrton can do – that’s Halibrton. Unless you want to give multi-billon dollar contracts to a French or Germany corporation.

    Why don’t you put some of your keen investigative and analytical skills in to looking into the Kofi Anan and the corrupt “Oil for Food” Program. This makes the corruption in Halibrton, corruption that they disclosed themselves, I might add – look like chump change.

    But of course you won’t because youre a liberal Jew and degrading the UN doesn’t fit into your liberal World View. You’ll denounce and obstruct the very people who are tring to make sure that your head is not chopped off why scream God is Great! You need to wake up!

    J.G. Brown
    Richmond, VA

  • 2 Rick Horowitz // Dec 8, 2004 at 10:03 am

    My response to this comment is the blog article Kofi Annan & Friggin’ Liberal Jewboys Like Me, posted December 8, 2004.

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