Friday, October 24, 2003

Halliburton: Major Crooks, Shielded by The Resident

As everyone knows, Halliburton is a mega construction company, once fronted by Dick Cheney.
Now that the U.S. is rebuilding Iraq, Halliburton was awarded billions in contracts without having to bid for them. The contents and terms of the contracts were shielded from public view, citing "national security reasons."
Halliburton is accused of price gouging.
For instance, a sheet of plywood costing around $15 at Home Depot runs around $89 when Halliburton sells it to us for use in Iraq.
A gallon of gas Halliburton sells us to use in Iraq is running around $1.65 a gallon, whereas gas they truck in from Syria runs about 89 cents a gallon.
Halliburton has a $7 billion, no-bid contract they snagged from the Bush administration.
And nobody is acting like we're getting screwed, and nobody is demanding that Bush tell us why Cheney's company didn't have to bid for this sweetheart deal and doesn't have to tell us what's in the deal.
Criminals are leading our nation and nobody's raising hell.
Clinton was impeached for lying about a blow job, and Bush is screwing all of us and nobody's saying anything.
Has everyone gone mad?

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