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U.N. Audit Recommends That the U.S. Repay Millions to Iraq
Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2005 | Jamal Halaby

Posted on 11/05/2005 12:26:35 PM PST by baystaterebel

A U.N. auditing board has recommended that the United States reimburse Iraq up to $208.5 million for contracting work carried out by KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in the last two years.

The International Advisory and Monitoring Board of the Development Fund for Iraq said in a report that the work, paid for with Iraqi oil proceeds, was either overpriced or done poorly by the Virginia-based company.

Compiled from an array of Pentagon, United States government and private auditors, the report did not specify how or what work has been done poorly.

Halliburton said its subsidiary had cooperated with the auditing process and that questions raised had to do with documentation rather than the costs incurred by the company. It pointed to findings by the Pentagon's Defense Contract Audit Agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at ap.tbo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: halliburton; kbr; un; unitednations
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I am sorry but the United Nations recommending the United States pay anyone anything is asinine.

These are the same people who allowed the rape, murder, and torture of millions of Iraqis while they were stuffing their pockets with money soaked in the blood of the Iraqi people.

The nerve of these turds!
1 posted on 11/05/2005 12:26:36 PM PST by baystaterebel
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To: baystaterebel

And what UN army is going to force repayment????


2 posted on 11/05/2005 12:28:06 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (mainstream extremist (Ha))
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To: baystaterebel

In related news, the US told the UN to roll up their report and stick it where the sun don't shine.


Jackasses.


3 posted on 11/05/2005 12:29:49 PM PST by headstamp
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To: baystaterebel

This auditing board ought to audit the U.N.


4 posted on 11/05/2005 12:30:01 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: baystaterebel

Let Micheal Moore pay it back - after all he's a shareholder.


5 posted on 11/05/2005 12:30:13 PM PST by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: dr_who_2

probably upset there was not enough graft for UN officials.


6 posted on 11/05/2005 12:30:58 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (mainstream extremist (Ha))
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To: baystaterebel

The corrupt and totally worthless U.N. trying to appear relevant again. Funny stuff. The sooner we run this anti-America mob out of the U.S., the better off this country will be.


7 posted on 11/05/2005 12:31:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: baystaterebel
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8 posted on 11/05/2005 12:31:12 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Truth is generally the best vindication against slander --- Abe Lincoln)
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To: baystaterebel

How many divisions does the UN have?


9 posted on 11/05/2005 12:31:29 PM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: baystaterebel

Yeah, right after the UN repays the stolen oil for food funds, imprisons the UN leadership, and the US is repaid for our liberating them in the first place.


10 posted on 11/05/2005 12:34:19 PM PST by Morgan in Denver
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The corrupt and totally worthless U.N. trying to appear relevant again. Funny stuff. The sooner we run this anti-America mob out of the U.S., the better off this country will be.

The U.N. should be relocated to Haiti or some similar location where the "Diplomats" will not be so distracted by the amenities provided at its current location!

11 posted on 11/05/2005 12:34:55 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: baystaterebel

How about the UN reimbursing Iraq, the Iraqi people, for all the fraudulent money they accepted from Saddam in the oil-for-food program?


12 posted on 11/05/2005 12:35:26 PM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: Vote for Reform: YES on 73-78, NO on 79 & 80, NO on Y)
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To: baystaterebel
A U.N. auditing board has recommended that the United States reimburse Iraq up to $208.5 million for contracting work carried out by KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in the last two years.

When does the UN start repaying their outright thefts from Iraq and for their corrupt management of the "Oil For Food" program?

13 posted on 11/05/2005 12:37:20 PM PST by RJL
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To: baystaterebel

U.S. Audit Recommends That the U.N. Repay Millions to U.S.


14 posted on 11/05/2005 12:37:57 PM PST by badpacifist ( Numbers 22 :27-31 If your ass won't move there may be an angel in the way)
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To: ExSES

Agree. It would seem that the U.N. would feel more at home in some corrupt, third world country.


15 posted on 11/05/2005 12:38:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: Dashing Dasher
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"I laughed my complete lower half off."
16 posted on 11/05/2005 12:39:39 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: baystaterebel

The UN, the political/legal arm of every country too stupid to build their own civilized nation. F'em!


17 posted on 11/05/2005 12:39:56 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: baystaterebel

Ahhhhh.. . .speechless . . .


18 posted on 11/05/2005 12:40:39 PM PST by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: baystaterebel
The UN should be moved to a floating barge in the Caribbean.
19 posted on 11/05/2005 12:40:40 PM PST by Tax Government (Tax "democrats". Contribute to FR.)
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To: baystaterebel

Nuts!


20 posted on 11/05/2005 12:40:49 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Morgan in Denver

And don't forget the parking tickets!


21 posted on 11/05/2005 12:42:15 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (This tag-line is temporarily closed for remodeling)
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To: baystaterebel
I really don't know why we bother to even post any UN stories, save for comic relief, we usually know the answer.
22 posted on 11/05/2005 12:44:16 PM PST by rodguy911 (Support Able Danger and Lt.Col Shaffer,Condi Rice/VP in 08--)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

True. You're right, they should have a choice. Leave the US or face the death penalty.


23 posted on 11/05/2005 12:53:44 PM PST by Morgan in Denver
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To: baystaterebel

Backwards.

They should be paying us.


24 posted on 11/05/2005 12:53:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: baystaterebel
"...the report did not specify how or what work has been done poorly."

Typical Commie thinking. It doesn't matter whether or not the charge is true, it's the seriousness of the charge that's important. This kind of thinking comes about after years of doing recreational drugs.

25 posted on 11/05/2005 12:54:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: baystaterebel

Why don't we redirect funds away from the UN itself and toward Iraq?

There. Now everyone is happy.


26 posted on 11/05/2005 12:54:27 PM PST by BlueYonder
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To: baystaterebel

When they pay back the Oil for Food money.


27 posted on 11/05/2005 1:13:02 PM PST by AliVeritas (Weldon Ops, Earle Fatwa Team, Pork Jihadi, MOOSEMUSS, Stick Brigade, Go Steele)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

And the crimes they get away with because of their status.


28 posted on 11/05/2005 1:13:56 PM PST by AliVeritas (Weldon Ops, Earle Fatwa Team, Pork Jihadi, MOOSEMUSS, Stick Brigade, Go Steele)
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To: Morgan in Denver

For all the moonbats (not you Mor):

This my friends is the definitive proof that we didn't plan 9-11 ourselves... it would have been the UN.


29 posted on 11/05/2005 1:15:33 PM PST by AliVeritas (Weldon Ops, Earle Fatwa Team, Pork Jihadi, MOOSEMUSS, Stick Brigade, Go Steele)
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To: baystaterebel

That is stupid!! The hypocritical UN - with their crooked Food for Oil program, oh, dear Lord!!


30 posted on 11/05/2005 1:19:44 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: baystaterebel
Where's the Mega-Chunky BARF Alert???
31 posted on 11/05/2005 1:20:18 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: baystaterebel

Inform the DNC and Arab Defense Force -- currently known as the U.N. --- that all reimbursements will follow AFTER a full audit of the U.N. is complete and all funds illegally secured by U.N. employees and member States from the "Oil for Food" program are returned to Iraq.

Until then, they can kiss my hairy ass.

Semper Fi


32 posted on 11/05/2005 1:22:40 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: baystaterebel
Please make the check out to Mr. Koffee Anon., thank you very much. Cash or bearer bonds are acceptable also.
33 posted on 11/05/2005 1:22:44 PM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: baystaterebel

Take it out of our UN dues.


34 posted on 11/05/2005 1:24:50 PM PST by austinaero
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To: baystaterebel

Apparently there is nothing else happening in the world for the AP to report on.


35 posted on 11/05/2005 1:25:34 PM PST by austinaero
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To: FlingWingFlyer

"The corrupt and totally worthless U.N. trying to appear relevant again. Funny stuff. The sooner we run this anti-America mob out of the U.S., the better off this country will be."

Double ditto. Run them out right after the UN pays back the zillions we've given them over the years. Why, oh why, do we continue to fund those jerks???


36 posted on 11/05/2005 1:28:05 PM PST by Anselma (MSM: leaders in Whirled News.)
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To: baystaterebel

Check the report out, if it turns out to be true then have KBR make restitution as necessary.


37 posted on 11/05/2005 1:29:35 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: baystaterebel

how about Iraq pays the US back first?


38 posted on 11/05/2005 1:30:36 PM PST by heybeavis
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To: baystaterebel
A U.N. auditing board has recommended that the United States reimburse Iraq up to $208.5 million for contracting work carried out by KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in the last two years.

I assume that a U.S. auditing board hasn't yet been formed to recommend that the U.N. p!ss up a rope and suck the other end.

39 posted on 11/05/2005 1:30:38 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: baystaterebel
FYI:

Establishment of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board for Iraq News Release No:2004/124/S

"WASHINGTON, October 24, 2003 – The Heads of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and the World Bank are pleased to announce that they have approved the terms of reference of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB). This means that the IAMB has been established.

"The purpose of the Board is to promote the objectives set forth in Security Council resolution 1483 (2003) ** of ensuring that the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) is used in a transparent manner for the purposes set out in operative paragraph 14 of that resolution and that export sales of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas from Iraq are made consistent with prevailing international market best practices.

"The Heads of the Arab Fund, IMF, UN and World Bank intend to make the appointments of their representatives to the Board forthwith and look forward to the Board's first meeting.

"To read the Terms of Reference of the IAMB, go to: http://www.imf.org/external/country/irq/eng/2003/iamb/102103.htm"

(** A.K.A. The "Oil-for-Food" program)

40 posted on 11/05/2005 1:32:28 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: baystaterebel

Who paid for these projects in the first place? I thought we were funding Iraq reconstruction. If KBR owes anyone money (and I'm skeptical of that if the U.N. says its true), then its the U.S. taxpayer.


41 posted on 11/05/2005 1:33:23 PM PST by babyface00
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To: ExcursionGuy84

"Where's the Mega-Chunky BARF Alert???"

Lovely! Gives a whole new meaning to, "Open wide for Chunky."


42 posted on 11/05/2005 1:35:58 PM PST by Anselma (MSM: leaders in Whirled News.)
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To: AliVeritas

Yep, Ali, the UN would have been a better target.

Don't mind me, I'm in favor of the death penalty for jay walking and kids who paint graffiti. I also know how to solve the problem of child molestors who are released from prison: casteration.


43 posted on 11/05/2005 1:36:35 PM PST by Morgan in Denver
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To: baystaterebel
I would let my tax money go to building a new UN headquarters for $208.5 million if it was permanently sited in Zimbabwe.
44 posted on 11/05/2005 1:37:59 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This kind of thinking comes about after years of doing recreational drugs.
-----

Why give them this as an excuse?
They are simply corrupt...drugs or no drugs.


45 posted on 11/05/2005 1:38:17 PM PST by RGVTx
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To: Tax Government

"The UN should be moved to a floating barge in the Caribbean."


Better yet, that huge Iceberg that recently broke off the antarctic. Put the UN there and let it slowly drift away, never to be heard from again.

dit dit


46 posted on 11/05/2005 1:46:15 PM PST by lawdude (Err Amerika induces "in-talk-sication".)
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To: RGVTx

You're probably right.


47 posted on 11/05/2005 1:47:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: baystaterebel

U.S. reactions, such as Americans in the FR, to absurd United Nations' claims are muted. The U.N. issues its propaganda PR to influence, and to further justify, anti-American sentiments throughout the vast globbal. The U.N. keeps the fires of antiAmerican feelings burning which accounts in great part and aided by the Bolshevik factor, for the current extreme reactions/riots in South America during Bush's current visit. The United Nations tacticly employs its best defense to distract from its many abominations and failures which is to offend and accuse the U.S. At this point, both Condi Rice and John Bolton should strike back with strong rhetoric and reality checks.

Waiting for Kofi Annan to add another international law banning all images and references to Pigs and Swine to accommodate Muslim/Islamic sensitivity. A reminder: December 18th is United Nations' flag burning day. It's also "Hug your pet pig Day."


48 posted on 11/05/2005 2:14:36 PM PST by purpleland (Vigilance and Valor!)
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To: baystaterebel

bump


49 posted on 11/05/2005 2:19:38 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: ExSES
The U.N. should be relocated to Haiti or some similar location where the "Diplomats" will not be so distracted by the amenities provided at its current location!

Paris would be a great location. I'm sure we can find some very inexpensive property at the moment somewhere.

50 posted on 11/05/2005 2:22:11 PM PST by Fruitbat
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