December 19, 2003

Bogus, again...

If you are susceptible to the HALLIBURTON/CHENEY/CORRUPTION/CRONY-CAPITALISM syndrome, you are probably NOT susceptible to reasoned argument. But, for the record, the recent charges that Halliburton overcharged us for fuel are BOGUS.

The Army asked Halliburton to buy fuel from Kuwait (For the very good reason that it is adjacent to Basra, where there were riots over fuel shortages.) It was the Halliburton Corporation that initiated purchases of fuel from Turkey (much cheaper). This saved the US a bundle. Now they are being accused of overcharging for the Kuwaiti fuel.

Thank you, oh loyal opposition, for your CONSTRUCTIVE criticism in time of war. blerrrp.

Of course it would be much better to turn for help to the saintly people of the NGO's, who are untainted by Capitalism... but...what's that you say? They've left Iraq? Scooted? Too dangerous? Too "unstable?" I guess somebody forgot to tell the heartless private sector that it's cut 'n run time.

Posted by John Weidner at December 19, 2003 2:30 PM
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