The Screwjob: Halliburton--Already Sucking Away Billions of American
Tax-Dollars, Are Allegedly Gouging U.S. in Fuel charges
According to this Boston Globe article, Halliburton 'has so far received more than $1.4 billion in work in Iraq to repair and restore the country's oil industry under a no-bid contract issued in March. In another contract providing logistical support, more than $1.6 billion has been clocked so far, with more in the works'.
And now they are overcharging by as much as 80 cents on each gallon of fuel transported from Kuwait into Iraq.
This seems almost too filthy to be true...let's hope it's not.
Friday, October 17, 2003
They're calling the U.N. resolution a diplomatic victory.
It may be a victory..but, oh---how hollow a victory for America.
Bush got some of what he wanted...the srengthened right to take his tin cup to the donors' conference in Madrid next week.....but never moved an inch to convince anyone to actually assist us in Iraq or admit the war was just.
That's because it wasn't just.
As free as Iraq bcomes, the attack will never be seen as just.
I'm not the only one who thinks so, apparently. The Pope, the Dixie Chicks, Michael Moore....oh--and the rest of the world-at-large--seem to agree.
We Americans will pay the price for the unjust actions of American leadership...in precious young lives *we lost four today* and hard-earned tax dollars.
Thanks, Bush. Thanks, Congress.
Sleep well...if you can.
When guilt sets in, there's always Zoloft to get you through.
I'm sure your friends in Pharmaceuticalia will set you up.
Excerpt from today's NY Times article:
"...No sooner had the prestigious Security Council approved a resolution by 15-0 on Thursday when France, Russia, Germany issued a declaration saying they did not intend to increase contributions for Iraq's recovery.
And Pakistan, a Muslim country Washington hoped would contribute troops, announced it would not do so as long as any force reported to a U.S.-led occupation.
Still, the vote was a diplomatic victory for the United States. It legitimized foreign troops in Iraq by turning them into a U.S.-led multinational force and approved in general U.S.-British policies on Iraqi independence.."
"Why is this man in the White House?"
"The majority of Americans did not vote for him."
"He's in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this."
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"I knew my God was bigger than *his."
"I knew that my God was a real god...."
".. and his was an idol."
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"The battle that we're in is a spiritual battle."
"Satan wants to destroy this nation....."
"...he wants to destroy us as a nation..."
"....and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army."
Lt Gen Jerry Boykin, undersecretary of defense for U.S. intelligence