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Posted on 08/04/2004 11:20:56 AM PDT by RWR8189
NARRATOR: The Bush Administration gave Dick Cheneys old company no-bid contracts for Iraq on a silver platter.
Former Clinton Officials Call Halliburton Charges Ridiculous
Clinton Procurement Official Steven Kelman Calls Allegations Against Halliburton Somewhere Between Highly Improbable And Utterly Absurd. One would be hard-pressed to discover anyone with a working knowledge of how federal contracts are awarded whether a career civil servant working on procurement or an independent academic expert who doesnt regard these allegations as being somewhere between highly improbable and utterly absurd. Many people are also under the impression that contractors take the government to the cleaners. In fact, government keeps a watchful eye on contractor profits and government work has low profit margins compared with the commercial work the same companies perform. As for the much-maligned Halliburton, a few days ago the company disclosed, as part of its third-quarter earnings report, operating income from its Iraq contracts of $34 million on revenue of $900 million a return on sales of 3.7 percent, hardly the stuff of plunder. (Steven Kelman, No Cronyism In Iraq, The Washington Post, 11/6/03)
Clintons Undersecretary Of Commerce Says Halliburton Controversy Is Overblown. William Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council in Washington, is a Democrat who served under Clinton as undersecretary of commerce. He said he disagrees with most of the Bush administrations policies, but thinks the Halliburton controversy is overblown. Halliburton has a distinguished track record, he said. They do business in some 120 countries. This is a group of people who know what theyre doing in a difficult business. Its a particularly difficult business when people are shooting at you. I dont think we went to war because we thought it would help selected American companies. (James Rosen, Is Iraqs Reconstruction Rigged? The [Raleigh] News & Observer, 10/5/03)
Army Corps Of Engineers Reject Charges Of Favoritism For Halliburton
Army Corps Of Engineers Says There Is No Reason To Think Halliburton Has The Inside Track. Scott Saunders, a spokesman for the [U.S. Army] Corps [of Engineers], said there is no reason to think Halliburton has the inside track. Weve never really done something like this before gone in and tried to fix a country while its still being terrorized, he said. (James Rosen, Is Iraqs Reconstruction Rigged? The [Raleigh] News & Observer, 10/5/03)
NARRATOR: Then the Pentagon caught Halliburton overcharging $61 million for gasoline. Worse, they billed over $100 million for meals for our troops that they never delivered.
CHYRON: UP TO $7 BILLION IN CONTRACTS; HALLIBURTON; CAUGHT OVERCHARGING; DIDNT DELIVER MEALS
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Halliburton Contract Originally Awarded In Competitive Bidding Process
[H]alliburton Is In Iraq Primarily Because In 2001 It Won A Competitive Bidding Process To Administer The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, A Multiyear Contract To Supply The Army. (Max Boot, Op-Ed, Dont Blame Halliburton, Los Angeles Times, 4/22/04)
Halliburton Received No-Bid Contracts During Clinton Administration
Halliburton Received No-Bid Contracts During Clinton Administration For Work In Bosnia And Kosovo. Halliburton has also gotten some no-bid jobs in Iraq, just as it did in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s, and for the same reason: Not a lot of other firms have similar expertise in supplying the U.S. military, and with a war on theres no time to stage a lengthy bidding process. (Max Boot, Op-Ed, Dont Blame Halliburton, Los Angeles Times, 4/22/04)
During Clinton Administration, Halliburton Received $2.2 Billion From US Government For Work In Kosovo. Between 1995 and 2000, while Democrat Bill Clinton ran the country and Republican Dick Cheney ran Halliburton, there was no talk of favoritism or political ties as the Houston-based company billed the government $2.2 billion for its work in Kosovo. (James Rosen, Is Iraqs Reconstruction Rigged? The [Raleigh] News & Observer, 10/5/03)
Halliburtons Performance Praised By Former Vice President Al Gores National Performance Review. [V]ice President Al Gores National Performance Review mentioned Halliburtons performance in its Report on Reinventing the Department of Defense, issued in September 1996. In a section titled Outsourcing of Logistics Allows Combat Troops to Stick to Basics, Gores reinventing-government team favorably mentioned LOGCAP, the cost-plus-award system, and Brown & Root, which the report said provided basic life support services food, water, sanitation, shelter, and laundry; and the full realm of logistics services transportation, electrical, hazardous materials collection and disposal, fuel delivery, airfield and seaport operations, and road maintenance. (Byron York, All Smoke, No Fire: The Administrations Critics Are Wrong, National Review, 7/14/03)
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I think it was Neal Boortz who said anytime a liberal brings up Halliburton just ask them what Halliburton does and what other company could replace them if they are so evil.
"Halliburton has become the Scarlet Letter to liberals..." - paraphrasing Dennis Miller
I've seen a couple of The Media Fund's ads on an Albuquerque TV station and these people are pure evil. They make President Bush sound like a criminal.
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