Sunday, April 24, 2005

Criminal incompetence

Double trouble for Halliburton

The new overcharges bring to $2 billion, or 42% of the contract amounts, the grand total of questionable bills from Halliburton.

In letters to government auditors, Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) explained that it redacted statements it considered proprietary or "factually inaccurate or misleading" and gave consent for the release of the audits to international auditors "in redacted form". The administration then sent the heavily edited report to the IAMB.

For f*cks sake. This is just too predictable. Corrupt politicians who were former employees (and not mere executive level shit-kickers), current employees obviously corrupted by the money (like previous employees turned pollies) and a level of 'incompetence' which could not occur without really working at it.

To top it off, these c*nts get rich by swindling public funds while other folks are having limbs blown off, killing civilians and being killed.

War profiteering. Poor form.