(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
According to DoD records made over $150 million dollars building Guantanamo bay’s detainee holding facilities, or, as other’s have come to call them, torture chambers.
KBR, of course is one of Dick Cheney’s special
Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation’s top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven.
With an estimated $16 billion in contracts, KBR is by far the largest contractor in Iraq, with eight times the work of its nearest competitor.
The no-bid contract it received in 2002 to rebuild Iraq’s oil infrastructure and a multibillion-dollar contract to provide support services to troops have long drawn scrutiny because Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton’s chief executive from 1995 until he joined the Republican ticket with President Bush in 2000.
In one PDF alone, KBR charged the US DoD $30 Million for Miscellaneous Repairs and Improvements. Other charges included
$17,672,894 – Planning, Remote Camps
$6,728,304 – Migrant Operations Facilities
$2,818,121 – Psych Ward, Fleet Hospital
Despite the GOP’s claims, that dick Cheney and his friends in the CIA have plenty of reasons to lie, millions and millions of reasons. When the CIA claims “we only waterboarded 3 people” remember that it is the CIA who is saying it. At this point it is like asking Barney Gumbel to watch your beer. You should know what is going to happen if you do that.
The Cheney’s of the world and the CIA and the corrupt Corporations are drunk, drunk on wealth and power. They would sooner risk the lives of thousands of American soldiers, million of foreigners and the safety of America then lose a cent.
And the best part, KBR and their buddies didn’t have to pay full taxes for it since they are hiring workers through shell companies based in the Cayman Islands.
KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government and infrastructure sectors by being a low-cost, high-efficiency and absolutely reliable service provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, it is currently the world’s largest defense services provider.
bold text added by the diarist
That is the Bush/Cheney Junta in a nutshell. Their etchings into history should read.
WAR PROFITEERS, WAR CRIMINALS AND TRAITORS TO THEIR NATION