Wednesday, June 29, 2005

God Better Bless America

Before Dick Cheney became Vice President of the USA, he was head of Halliburton. And would you believe it, Halliburton received most of the lucrative military contacts in Iraq as well as for the reconstruction of the country’s damaged installations.

An army whistleblower has told Congress how the company ripped off the USA of more than US$1 billion. She implicated the Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, in the way contracts were handed out in a non accountable and non tendered fashion. Virtually every rule of contractual procedure was ignored or broken.

But the part that worried her most of has been the oil contract, which had a top value of US$7 billion. This was just given to Halliburton without competitive bidding, basically handed over on a silver platter.

Well, the war has proven to be lucrative for some Americans while others including female US marines died needlessly.

Indeed, God better bless America.

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