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Originally posted by RANT
I've seen some prominent RNC Repubs LAUGHING on TV about this as an internet rumor. One speculated the strategy was to leak it to get the press off Cheney/Halliburton. Makes sense, and it seems to have worked.
Meanwhile Cheney is still VP and Halliburton still making government money. And we all talk about Frist.
Originally posted by Bout Time
Halliburton, meanwhile, is contending with two new scandals. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company had overcharged the government by sixteen million dollars on a bill for the cost of feeding troops at a military base in Kuwait. And last month the company made an astonishing confession: two of its employees, it said, had taken kickbacks resulting in overcharges of $6.3 million, in return for hiring a different Kuwaiti subcontractor in Iraq. Halliburton said that the employees, whose names it declined to reveal, had been fired and the funds returned. The day after this disclosure, the Pentagon awarded yet another contract to Halliburton, worth $1.2 billion, to rebuild the oil industry in southern Iraq.
[Edited on 20-2-2004 by Bout Time]