posted on Oct, 14 2003 @ 01:43 PM
While the months pass for US troops occupying Iraq, the financial value and taxpayer-funded cost of Halliburton's extensive Iraq contracts increase.
Halliburton, a huge global conglomerate in the oil field business, landed a non-competitive-bid contract for work in Iraq that now looks almost
open-ended. The cost, recently reported by the New York Times at over $2 billion, has led to inquiries being sent to the Office of Management and
Budget by Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and John D. Dingell (D-Mich.).
Among other issues, Vice President Richard Cheney was head of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000 and may receive deferred compensation and other benefits
(not yet calculated) from Halliburton for a period of five years, according to his 2001 financial disclosure statement. Cheney's "golden
handshake," however, is not the administration's only link to Halliburton. The company's chief shareholders, whose top management can be predicted
to benefit financially from war in Iraq, also have administration ties.
The shyte keeps getting deeper and deeper...