12 Turkish Firms on CPI's UFO List for Iraq
Yeni Safak's front page story reports on the recent report by the US
Center for Public Integrity (CPI) on contracting in Iraq and
Afghanistan. According to the paper, in the last three years, the
majority of contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan were awarded to only
100 companies, with "US VP Cheney's Halliburton" taking the lead
with $16 billion. Security firms such as DynCorp and Blackwater -
Originally posted by allenidaho
Blame the Geneva Convention. One of the internationally recongnized stipulations is that if you invade a country, you are required to rebuild it's infrastructure.
However, with hundreds of construction firms hired to do the work that instead just pocket the cash and build nothing, it will take a while.