Haliburton has been doing business with the U.S.
govt. for over 60 years.
Over 100 Haliburton employees have been killed
in the two Gulf Wars. Not exactly easy cushy
jobs they take on.
Clinton and Carter both gave Haliburton no bid
contracts for military work, as well as both Bush
presidents, as well as Johnson and JFK. Haliburton
is one of only a few companies that does what it
does in the field, dangerous work most of the time
in dangerous places. Nowadays, there are more
companies to do that, but, still not very many.
Kosovo/Bosnia, you will find Clinton approved no
bid contracts for Haliburton.
Cheney's involvement with Haliburton was never
a secret. It was right on the table in both elections.
If you look at the Board of Directors for Haliburton
and any other military related corporation, or big
think tanks, you'll find the names of famous and
not so famous former Cabinet members and former
military higher ups. Of both parties. These guys make
millions being 'former' Cabinet members, former
CIA agents, former Congressional assistants, former
Senators, former Generals, etc. They become
millionaires instantly w/these types of jobs.
Soros and Cheney had a lot more in common than
either would like to mention, in terms of business
associations. Bechtel, look at who owns stock in
that, or who sits on the BoD, ditto for Haliburton,
I have no problem with the Army looking for more
competitive bidding at any level. The entire federal
govt. should look for more competitive bidding,
as well as with employees. I'm all for that. In Iraq
and in Iowa. We should always be looking to cut
back on waste, and that includes Iraq, as well as
the Dept. of Education, Social Security, Fed. employees
benefits, etc. I'm in agreement with the principle
of the movement.
Haliburton subsidaries will likely end up still being
the biggest contractors in such related fields. They
do it better, and know how to get it done.