Saturday, November 05, 2005

Cheney's Halliburton Buddies Overbilled by $208 Million in Iraq

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The UN is demanding that Halliburton repay Iraq $208 million dollars. This is why the Cheneys just bought a multi-million dollar mansion next to Rumsfeld's multimillion dollar mansion. Time to arrest Cheney and probe his finances as well as his leaking of CIA covert agents!

From the NYT:
An auditing board sponsored by the United Nations recommended yesterday that the United States repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi government for contracting work in 2003 and 2004 assigned to Kellogg, Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary.

The work was paid for with Iraqi oil proceeds, but the board said it was either carried out at inflated prices or done poorly. The board did not, however, give examples of poor work.

Some of the work involved postwar fuel imports carried out by K.B.R. that previous audits had criticized as grossly overpriced. But this is the first time that an international auditing group has suggested that the United States repay some of that money to Iraq. The group, known as the International Advisory and Monitoring Board of the Development Fund for Iraq, compiled reports from an array of Pentagon, United States government and private auditors to carry out its analysis.
Saddam had "Oil for food" and Cheney and Bush have brought us "Oil for fools." Congress had these hysterical hearings about the oil for food program. Will they have one for the oil for fools?

About the same time they have hearings about how the CIA was compromised by Cheney digging up the name of a covert agent and then smearing her all over kingdom come. Maybe we should reinvite Galloway to come here and explain corrupt money to our dear corrupt Senators! Put AIPAC on the stand, too, while we are at it! Investigate all these Ali Boo-boos and their buddies! After all, they let terrorists openly operate in America and then attack us viciously. Investigate that bungled mess!

Now Halliburton is busy eating up American money "fixing" New Orleans. In Iraq, they specialized in hiring only foreign labor from India and Bangladesh. So it is no surprize they are most likely doing that here, too. One reason why there is so much Sunni anger at us is because of this foreign hirings while billing the Iraqis for crummy work. Now there is rising anger in Louisiana over the exact same issue, astonishing! Like all classic rebuilding scams, Halliburton blows in, paints the driveway black and then charges for repaving.

Halliburton was going bankrupt just before the war. At that time, I joked about the sole reason for this war was to hand over Iraq to Halliburton so they could charge to the limit for cummy work and lo and behold! This is exactly what happened. Halliburton is making an amazing amount of money now. Very profitable.

Well, make Halliburton not only repay this loot, arrest the men running that company! Find out how many communications they had with the VP prior to and after the invasion. Did Cheney conspire with them to pull their nuts out of bankruptcy? Does the sun rise in the east anymore?

Arrest Cheney. Arrest all these goofs. Halliburtion churns millions of dollars back into the Bush/Cheney election machine. They are all conspiritors in this rip-off scheme.

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