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Kerry Camp Seizes on Probe of Halliburton (be sure to read the last paragraph of article)
AP ^ | 10/29

Posted on 10/29/2004 2:10:11 AM PDT by ambrose

Kerry Camp Seizes on Probe of Halliburton

Friday October 29, 2004 9:16 AM

AP Photo OHLR108

By CALVIN WOODWARD and TOM RAUM

Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of making hay over lost Iraqi explosives, John Kerry's campaign is seizing on an expanding FBI probe of Halliburton Co. as evidence the administration gives ``special favors'' to special interests. President Bush received affirmation of his wartime leadership in a very public salute from his former war commander.

Fresh off a World Series win with Kerry's hometown Red Sox, Boston pitcher and Bush fan Curt Schilling was stumping for the president Friday in New Hampshire, with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the wings for an appearance with Bush later in Ohio.

But the stars that counted for Bush on Thursday were those earned by a lineup of retired military officers who joined him before a crowd of more than 10,000 in suburban Cleveland. Chief among the brass, retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw the combat in the Afghan and Iraqi campaigns, saluted Bush on the stage and said Kerry ``disrespects our troops.''

``God bless you, Tommy,'' Bush said as he took the microphone from him.

Kerry bolted the Midwest for Florida, his campaign sorting through a series of unwelcome developments for the other side.

This late in the game, any miscue is ripe for exploitation, and the Republicans committed a few - in one instance watching former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani explain himself after seeming to blame troops in Iraq for the missing explosives.

Kerry's running mate quickly went on the offensive when word came out that the FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid Iraq reconstruction contracts to Halliburton Co., the Houston-based company formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney.

``At every turn for the past four years, George Bush and Dick Cheney gave out special favors and looked out for their special interest friends,'' Sen. John Edwards said.

He told 3,000 people at a Davenport, Iowa, rally, ``You cannot stand with Halliburton, big oil companies and the Saudi royal family and still stand up for the American people.''

The Bush campaign, seeing an unusual opportunity to make gains in exotic Democratic turf, said Thursday that Cheney would go to Hawaii for a rally Sunday night, a striking investment of time and travel for a state Republicans rarely think they can win.

``We are competitive in the state; this is a very close race,'' spokeswoman Anne Womack said, attributing growing GOP support to fears of terrorism in the tourist haven.

Democrats long have accused the Bush administration of showing favoritism to Halliburton, but had trouble making the charges stick after congressional investigators found the company got no-bid contracts in part because no other firms could do the work.

Still, the matter is far from closed. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show FBI agents sought permission this week to interview Bunnatine Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers' chief contracting officer who went public with allegations that her agency unfairly awarded contracts worth billions of dollars to Halliburton subsidiary KBR.

Almost everywhere that counted, polls found the race exceptionally close. Internal campaign polls found it closer still.

New battleground surveys suggested Kerry was leading in Ohio and Michigan, Bush was ahead in Florida and the two were tied in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Oregon. Kerry was sending his daughter Alex to campaign in Hawaii, which Democrat Al Gore won by nearly 20 points in 2000.

Bush told USA Today he hasn't spent any time worrying that the campaign could end with no clear winner, as the 2000 race notoriously did.

``It's important that everybody vote, it's important that the elections be fair, and it's important that the election end on election night,'' he said in an interview published Friday.

Kerry, also speaking with USA Today on Thursday, said he believes the outcome will be known Tuesday night, ``just like I believed the Red Sox would win the World Series.''

Bush launched a stinging character assault on Kerry, telling thousands in Saginaw, Mich., ``a president cannot blow in the wind, a president must make tough decisions and stand by them.''

Bush advisers said their candidate was making gains in internal polls until Kerry's relentless attack on the disappearance of nearly 400 tons of explosives from an Iraqi weapons dump - an occurrence dating from the fall of Baghdad last year that both sides acknowledge is not fully understood.

Franks counterpunched, saying troops have destroyed 240,000 tons of Iraqi munitions, control an additional 162,000 tons and have cleared 10,000 ammunition and weapons sites. He said Kerry has no standing to label Bush as negligent on the missing cache.

``He cannot lead troops to victory in a war when he has made it perfectly clear that he does not support the cause,'' Franks said of Kerry.

The Democrat voted to authorize the president to go to war with Iraq but, through a series of labored explanations, said he did so based on flawed intelligence and Bush's assurances that he would build a true coalition and use his warmaking power as a last resort.

In an interview Thursday with ``NBC Nightly News,'' Kerry said that if he'd been president then, ``we might have gone to war,'' but he would have done so in a way that ensured ``the American people weren't carrying the burden and the entire world understood.''

Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: halliburton; kerry; kerryiraq

1 posted on 10/29/2004 2:10:11 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose
Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Such a decisive leader.

2 posted on 10/29/2004 2:10:44 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: ambrose

BTTT


3 posted on 10/29/2004 2:11:54 AM PDT by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: ambrose

Uh, then why did you vote against the 1st Gulf War? If Brokaw had the guts, he would ask that question.


4 posted on 10/29/2004 2:12:26 AM PDT by Cableguy (Bush wins 53/47)
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To: ambrose

Ummm . . . Is it just me or does it seem like they're grabbing onto everything and anything? I'm not sure whether this indicates victory is at hand for them and they're keeping up the attack as to take no chances, or whether this is grasping desperation.


5 posted on 10/29/2004 2:13:19 AM PDT by gop_gene
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To: ambrose

A real candidate, the kind they should have chosen, would be talking about his own programs and visions and changes with details, trying to motivate and enlighten people. All Kerry can do is react to each negative story that hits the news, or make something up to change a neutral event to a negative one. He is the worst candidate I've ever seen on any level. Is this the way he ran his Senate campaigns too?


6 posted on 10/29/2004 2:14:05 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: ambrose
Un-fricken-believable.

The guy is a pure, grade A political whore.

7 posted on 10/29/2004 2:14:23 AM PDT by zarf
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To: ambrose

"He might be gone."

Then I guess the current flap of the RDX/HMX nuclear triggers doesn't really matter, because Saddam would still control those. We feel safer now, don't we?


8 posted on 10/29/2004 2:15:24 AM PDT by endthematrix (10 out of 10 terrorists agree-Anybody but Bush!)
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To: gop_gene

They are throwing every little piece of negative information at Bush. But I think it will backfire. And when it does, they will have lost even more credibility.


9 posted on 10/29/2004 2:15:41 AM PDT by xuberalles
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To: ambrose
January 6, 2004

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Tuesday it had granted Halliburton (NYSE:HAL - news) a waiver to bring fuel into Iraq (news - web sites) via a no-bid deal with a Kuwaiti supplier despite a draft Pentagon (news - web sites) audit that found evidence of overcharging for fuel.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Ross Adkins said the waiver was not tied to the Pentagon's audit of Halliburton, the oil services company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites), but was done to ensure much-needed fuel reached the Iraqis.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers head Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers signed a waiver on Dec. 19 ruling that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root did not have to provide "cost and pricing data" related to a sole-source contract with a Kuwaiti company to deliver hundreds of million of gallons of fuel.

"This is not linked to the draft audit and should be looked at as a separate issue," Adkins said when asked to comment on a Wall Street Journal story that said the waiver meant Halliburton had effectively been cleared of allegations of overpricing raised by Pentagon auditors.
10 posted on 10/29/2004 2:16:18 AM PDT by politicket
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To: gop_gene

It's WINNING AT ANY COST.


11 posted on 10/29/2004 2:16:26 AM PDT by endthematrix (10 out of 10 terrorists agree-Anybody but Bush!)
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To: endthematrix

Yep. They are in full panic mode, running around like chickens with their heads chopped fun.


12 posted on 10/29/2004 2:18:00 AM PDT by xuberalles
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To: BonnieJ

So true, Bonnie. Sadly all Kerry has to offer in the way of programs and visions is a meaningless catch phrase - "I have a plan!" He's probably as tired of saying it as we are of hearing it.


13 posted on 10/29/2004 2:18:43 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: ambrose

Early am Boston CBS news... Halliburton FBI investigation trumpeted...'no bid contracts worth millions may have been awarded...Cheney used to be affiliated with Halliburton. Any favoritism would be illegal.' This reported after two Bush bashing ads aimed at MA.. The only thing diverting their attention from Bush bashing is the Red Sox.


14 posted on 10/29/2004 2:18:51 AM PDT by hershey
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To: ambrose

So,kerry's saying Bush did the right thing, just didn't hold his tongue right?


15 posted on 10/29/2004 2:19:01 AM PDT by Waco
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To: xuberalles
They are throwing every little piece of negative information at Bush.

The lame thing is it's all recycled stuff.

I'm awaiting Larry Flynt's Halloween appearence.

16 posted on 10/29/2004 2:19:19 AM PDT by zarf
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To: ambrose
From Commerce Business Daily, July 6, 2001 PSA-2887

SOURCES SOUGHT FOR MULTIPLE AWARD TASK ORDER CONTRACTS (MATOCS)

Category : (Construction of Structures and Facilities) Address : U.S. Army Engineer District, Norfolk, Attn: CENAO-SS-C, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510-1096 Sol. no. : Contact : Debbie Gray, (757) 441-7551 WEB: Click here to download a copy of the Request for Information,

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp. E-MAIL: Click here to contact the contract specialist via, debora.s.gray@usace.army.mil. Due : 24 Jul, 2001

DUE 072401 POC Debbie Gray, (757) 441-7551 WEB: Click here to download a copy of the Request for Information,

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp. E-MAIL: Click here to contact the contract specialist via, debora.s.gray@usace.army.mil. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, is seeking sources capable of providing a variety of construction services, including design/build, under Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MATOC). Projects will be within the jurisdiction of the North Atlantic Division (NAD), within the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Contracts may be awarded to cover all or portions of the NAD area of responsibility. It is anticipated that three contracts will be awarded for each geographic region. Under the MATOC, requirements are developed, Requests for Proposals are issued on a competitive or sole source basis, and task orders are awarded. Government generated specifications may range from a complete design to a narrative description of the work to be performed. Award of individual competitive task orders will be based on any one of the following methods: lowest cost; best value; lowest priced technically acceptable offer; or, best technical solution. Each contract is expected to have an annual ordering limit of $10,000,000. Contracts will be awarded for a base year with options for two additional years. In order to effectively structure any resulting solicitation and maximize the participation of small and small disadvantaged business concerns, ALL INTERESTED FIRMS (both large and small) are requested to complete and submit the questionnaire at

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp no later than 24 July 2001. This notice is a REQUEST FOR INFORMATION; it is NOT a Request for Proposals or the announcement of a solicitation. Submission instructions are provided on the questionnaire. Interested parties should provide only that information requested on the questionnaire. Additional submissions are not desired and will not be considered as part of the respondent's indication of interest. Issuance of a formal solicitation is not anticipated untilOctober 2001. Posted 07/03/01 (W-SN50Q7I5). (0184)
17 posted on 10/29/2004 2:19:49 AM PDT by politicket
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To: politicket

The woman that is the whistleblower: Bunnatine (Bunny) Greenhouse happens to be a black lady that gives PowerPoint presentations on the needs for minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses getting a "piece of the pie".


18 posted on 10/29/2004 2:22:48 AM PDT by politicket
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To: zarf

Yep it's all old news. And since Kerry can't win on his own merits, they have become desperate. Halliburton comes up about every two weeks and every time the public doesn't give a damn. It's just politics.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 2:25:54 AM PDT by xuberalles
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To: ambrose

I'd wager that Kerry quote is incorporated into Bush's stump speech before day's end.


20 posted on 10/29/2004 2:30:24 AM PDT by AHerald ("Be what you is, cuz if you be what you ain't, then you ain't what you is.")
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To: AHerald

In a kerry administration Hussein "MIGHT" have been eliminated. In the Bush administration, Hussein IS gone. As for me and my house, we vote for certainty.


21 posted on 10/29/2004 3:00:55 AM PDT by Carolinamom (John & Liz Edwards: trash w/cash)
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To: BonnieJ
Kerry has no articulated agenda, only criticism. Wait, he has said he'll "rollback" tax rates. He's not run on his record, just rhetoric. He's not run on his actions, just his home movies.

He's an abomination, an embarrassment to be leading a major political party at the Presidential level.

Now that I'm seeing names under consideration for his cabinet... DAMN... why not just ask the entire Democrat Senate to keep him company in the Oval! Kerry, Edwards, Biden, Graham and maybe McCain. This is definitely not the way to run America but fits perfectly with the UN-loving prism Kerry tries to fit everything into just like how he can't see Iraq, he only sees Vietnam no matter the conflict, no matter the facts.

22 posted on 10/29/2004 3:03:41 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Keep crime down: NO on CA Prop 66. Pray for America and Vote BUSH!)
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To: ambrose
Well Hell's Bells Mr. Kerry, Saddam wasn't cooperative for YEARS and YEARS. And after 12 years, including inspections, he *still* had illegal weapons.
23 posted on 10/29/2004 3:07:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Keep crime down: NO on CA Prop 66. Pray for America and Vote BUSH!)
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To: Cableguy

Yes. I have to wonder why he voted against the first
Gulf War. Hussein had actually invaded and occupied
another country and was headed for more if he wasn't
stopped. - There was Kerry's purported "world"
coalition and passed global test.


24 posted on 10/29/2004 3:13:55 AM PDT by Twinkie
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To: ambrose

"Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war."

Uh, to the best of my recollection, they didn't and we did...

What a jackass.


25 posted on 10/29/2004 3:34:07 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Hand me the duct tape before my head explodes...)
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To: ambrose
Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Good gad.

26 posted on 10/29/2004 3:35:02 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: ambrose

btt


27 posted on 10/29/2004 3:43:42 AM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: GailA

Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Rush will be all over this - I hope!


28 posted on 10/29/2004 3:49:35 AM PDT by Mfkmmof4
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To: Mfkmmof4
The no-bid contracts Haliburton received are called "Sole Source" contracts.

I had several of these from NASA, Space Station Program.

A sole source contract is awarded when the government acquires products or services available only from a sole source. In other words, the government only has or knows of a single vendor for the product or service.

Haliburton has a division that provides the unique service of putting out oil well fires.

Another reason was that the USA needed these guys in Iraq yesterday and the often year-long contract process would result in a contract award one year after the need.
29 posted on 10/29/2004 4:00:41 AM PDT by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: ambrose

Spineless nitwit.


30 posted on 10/29/2004 4:12:02 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: ambrose
Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Thanks Johnny. You've said exactly what President Bush, a real Commander in Chief, did.

31 posted on 10/29/2004 4:21:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: Beckwith

Isn't Halliburton the only company that does this sort of work?


32 posted on 10/29/2004 6:26:41 AM PDT by Mfkmmof4
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To: ambrose
``we might have gone to war,'' but he would have done so in a way that ensured ``the American people weren't carrying the burden and the entire world understood.''...

There can't be more than two people who believe that Kerry could have persuaded the French and Germans to send troops to Iraq.

33 posted on 10/29/2004 7:25:21 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ambrose

It would seem that the Kerry crowd has a great deal of self interest in keeping the Halliburton story going.

(I'm on a friends dial up so searches are difficult....here's some "dot connecting" so far.)

"While she has been critical of Halliburton, liberal columnist Molly Ivins notes that "Democrats are involved in similar dealings." She cites former CIA director John Deutsch, who serves on the board of Schlumberger. <<<<< A French competitor of Halliburton.

She also failed to note that another board member of Schlumberger is Jamie Gorelick, deputy Attorney General under Clinton. She was accused by Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft of erecting the "wall" that kept U.S. intelligence agencies from cooperating to discover and prevent the 9/11 terrorist plot.

Deutsch, who also served under Clinton, could have been prosecuted for mishandling classified information. But Clinton gave him a last minute pardon before he left office.

Jamie Gorelick is a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr
She also serves on several boards, including the Fannie Mae Foundation,<<<<<<<<< the head of Fannie was appt.ed by Clinton and Fannie is under investigation for overstated profits) United Technologies Corporation, Schlumberger,

Limited, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard College Board of Overseers<<<<<<< Harvard is a big contributor to Kerry Camapaign???

From http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/index.asp , http://www.tray.com/fecinfo/ and
http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_gorelick.htm

Gorelick, Jamie S
3/26/2003 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fannie Mae/Vice Chair -[Contribution]
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

Gorelick, Jamie S
5/23/2003 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fannie Mae/Vice Chair -[Contribution]
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

Gorelick, Jamie S Ms.
5/4/2004 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United Technologies/Member Board of -[Contribution]
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE <----- competitor???????

Gorelick, Jamie S. Ms.
4/28/2003 $2,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United Technologies/Member Board of -[Contribution]
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Andrew Gould Andrew Gould is chairman and chief executive officer of Schlumberger Limited

Jean-Marc Perraud Jean-Marc Perraud is Executive Vice President and CFO of Schlumberger Limited.


34 posted on 10/29/2004 9:59:42 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: Smartaleck; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; ...

Research help needed for #34!!!!


35 posted on 10/29/2004 10:14:04 AM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: ambrose
Kerry, also speaking with USA Today on Thursday, said he believes the outcome will be known Tuesday night, ``just like I believed the Red Sox would win the World Series.''

Ummm, Mr. Kerry? What was that about "It's ok for Red Sox Fans" to not be grounded in reality???? Yeah, you believed, my ass. Liar.

36 posted on 10/29/2004 10:17:10 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("I don't worry about Muggers. My biggest fear is Poachers." - Elizabeth Edwards)
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To: Mfkmmof4

They were the only ones who were able to get to the place they wanted work in the amount of time available.

When I worked at Pratt Whitney we competed with GE and Rolls, but we got no bid contracts because of logistics.

Same thing here. Halliburton was ready and in place.

And contrary to rats claims, Cheney stepped down so there would be no conflict of interest claims by the dems.


37 posted on 10/29/2004 10:17:51 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican (~~~ Republicans ~ We work so *you* don't have to! ~~~)
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To: Howlin; Smartaleck
There's a detail missing from the background of Jamie Gorelick. She was a member of the Board of Fannie Mae when its accountants overstated its earning (since changed) but the overstatement triggered bonuses to the Board and Gorelick got a bonus of more than $50,000 because the books were cooked.

Of course, Gorelick's "wall" memo while Assistant Attorney General, contributed to the denial of the search warrant for Zacarwi's (? right name) computer in Minnesota that might have unraveled the 9/11 plot in advance.

In short, Gorelick is just a high-rent version of a welfare cheat, who sees the government as a rigged slot machine that will pay off for her every time she gets to pull the lever.

Did I miss anything?

Congressman Billybob

Click for latest, "The Anti-Kerry, Anti-CFR Ad"

38 posted on 10/29/2004 10:21:20 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: hershey

"'no bid contracts worth millions may have been awarded"

Because there was no one else to bid or capable of doing the work !!!


39 posted on 10/29/2004 10:22:55 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Brilliant
There can't be more than two people who believe that Kerry could have persuaded the French and Germans to send troops to Iraq.

And in a strange coincidence, they're both on the Democratic ticket.

40 posted on 10/29/2004 10:38:50 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Congressman Billybob

Moussaui. Good observations about Gorelick. Another member of the Party of the Criminally Insane.


41 posted on 10/29/2004 10:44:23 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (It's an honor to recognize those who've served in the United States military. We are grateful.)
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To: Beckwith

I believe Halliburton got into this sole-source relationship with the government for a specified period of time, and through a bidding process. The thing is, like you said, the Pentagon doesn't have time to go through a bidding process everytime they need something. So they go through a renewal every five years or so.

And Halliburton admitted they paid more than low bid for the fuel oil. It was from a source that made it safer to deliver, I forget the details. But they were paying for a premium on safety. Something the democrat and bureaucrat pinheads will never understand.


42 posted on 10/29/2004 10:55:56 AM PDT by johnb838 (Give Our President A Mandate! Get Out The Vote!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Cheney sold all his retirement investments in the company to try to satisfy the rats. Did it help? Heck no.


43 posted on 10/29/2004 10:58:12 AM PDT by johnb838 (Give Our President A Mandate! Get Out The Vote!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Well, her sitting on the commission that investigated the results of her glorious "wall" was rather spectacular hubris.


44 posted on 10/29/2004 11:00:12 AM PDT by johnb838 (Give Our President A Mandate! Get Out The Vote!)
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To: Howlin
Halliburton 2004 Contributions to John Kerry campaign: $4,999

Individual Halliburton employees who have contributed to Kerry.

Gorelick serves on several boards, including the Fannie Mae Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, Schlumberger, Limited, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard College Board of Overseers, America's Promise, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and The National Park Foundation.

45 posted on 10/29/2004 11:18:36 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Beckwith

Didn't Halliburton's original no-bid contracts come from the Clinton administration?


46 posted on 10/29/2004 12:50:57 PM PDT by Otta B Sleepin ("The only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act." G. W. Bush)
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To: Otta B Sleepin
Didn't Halliburton's original no-bid contracts come from the Clinton administration? That's what I read as no other firm was as capable.
47 posted on 10/29/2004 2:30:32 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Howlin

My military brother says that Halliburton really is the only company with this sort of capability, and that they also took care of all the bases in Kosovo during the Clinton administration. FWIW.


48 posted on 10/29/2004 2:34:08 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: xuberalles
But I think it will backfire. And when it does, they will have lost even more credibility.

The problem is that it takes days to sink in...and there are issues that are still up in the air and not settled. We're so close to the election that things will not be finished sinking in until after the election - quite aside from early voters.

49 posted on 10/29/2004 8:33:28 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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