Halliburton: War Profiteer

“I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR represents the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career.” ~Bunnatine Greenhouse, former chief contracting officer with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Congressional hearing, June, 2005.

The depths of Halliburton’s war profiteering seem to know no bounds, and the company’s seeming lack of any moral guidelines baffles the imagination and bruises the soul of America.

Click the link (or watch embedded below) to see what’s really going on with Halliburton in Iraq: Halliburton at it again.

UPDATE: Just today, Halliburton subsidiary KBR reported first quarter profits more than tripled, in part due to its work for the US government in Iraq:

The company’s government and infrastructure unit income was $80 million, up from $70 million. The company cited gains from its work in Iraq, where it is the Pentagon’s largest U.S. contractor.

Last month, the U.S. Army chose KBR, Fluor Corp and DynCorp International Inc to compete to provide housing, laundry and other support services to the U.S. military worth up to $150 billion.

Pull out of Iraq soon? Not while corporations are making that kind of money.

[tags]Halliburton, war profiteers, Iraq War, military industrial complex[/tags]

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2 Responses to Halliburton: War Profiteer

  1. Xman says:

    Nice to be well connected….to the White House. The only way this works is for them all to be holding hands together:
    Corporations, White House, Congress, Military, Justice, and Media.
    Didn’t Halliburton cease to be a U.S. Corporation after this stuff started hitting the fan? So, they still have the conract but are not subject to U.S. law.

  2. pelmo says:

    I think this is a simple case of allowing military brass to go work for the defense industry after they leave the military. Just as we allow congressmen to lobby once they leave congress.

    All this abuse and corruption would quickly diminish if they could not profit from their decisions now and in the future. Just look at how congressmen, military brass and their family’s have profited from the right legislation or awarding of contracts.

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