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Daylight Robbery from Iraq War
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A review of the excessive corruption of the Bush administration, wasting dozends of billions of tax $ in the Iraq war alone, billions that disappeared without a trace. While decent American soldiers put their lifes on the line to defend freedom far from home, individuals with no qualification other than being close friends or business relationships of Bush & Cheney made more money than the pay of all American soldiers in Iraq combined, in fact, each single one of those close friends of Bush did. Is not the very first liability of a Republican administration to spend taxpayers money in a responsible way, in fact, not to spend it at all but to return it to the taxpayer himself who knows best what to do with his money? Did you know that Haliburton charged an average of $35 for each meal served to your troops, and did you ever ask what in hell a petroleum company has got to do with provisions?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w06RY_A4S...re=related
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#2
If you want to see some REAL daylight robbery, which blows away even the best bureaucrat, this little fellow shows everyone how it's done.

Daylight Robbery 2 - Part 1 of 4

Daylight Robbery 2 - Part 2 of 4

Daylight Robbery 2 - Part 3 of 4

Daylight Robbery 2 - Part 4 of 4
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#3
Quad,

It's the exact same before Bush under Clinton in Bosnia and with Obama today. We privatized our military in the late 1980s.
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Yeah, its a funny thing with all them private contractors. They falsify the victims statistics because their many deaths are not counted, but they cost a whole lot more than soldiers doing the same job, (and I believe soldiers do in general a better job in war zones). So much for private enterprise is always more effective than state enterprise.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#5
I like the Squirrel post.
The one about the Squirrel, not the one from the squirrel.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government
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Quad,

It saves us lots of money. How come you're so jealous when someone wants to make a living by the voluntary consent of the contractors?

That really bothers you and I wonder why? It ain't like you're free from greed,we all have it dude. It's part of being a human,Marx would have figured that out himself had he saw what his nonsensical ideas produced.
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#7
There is nothing wrong with the LOGCAP contract with companies like Haliburton.

There are projects that come up quickly and need immediate action. The military set up the LOGCAP bid process to put companies in position to respond to such emergency requirements. There are five or six international companies qualified to bid on the contract and present their bonafides for the RFP. If they win the competitive bid then they agree to a set profit percentage and submit their bills on an agreed-upon Time and Materials basis. There is nothing odd about any of this.

Waxman tried his worst to attack Halliburton as an elitist profit-mad company - but his hundreds of filed complaints were all investigated and found to be bogus. He was a political tool who lost all his cases and cost the nation millions of dollars and prestige.

Haliburton, GE, Perini, DynCorp, KBR, and Fluor have routinely bid on the contract, and both Democrat and GOP administrations have awarded it to Haliburton as the best one of the bunch several times. Audits are always made to improve the process and approve the work on an ongoing basis. As a matter of fact, Government Project Managers must approve each individual step along the way in order for them to get paid. If there is any question it is usually addressed with filed affidavits, materials cash receipts, time cards, and contemporaneous superintendent reports.

It is easy to make political allegations, but the system is set up to provide verification in a professional and standardized manner.
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Palladin,

you complained about your life's savings being stolen in a diffferent thread yesterday. Are you really unable to make the connection?
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