Friday, April 18, 2003

Well, you probably know that Bechtel, which just got a big Iraq rebuilding contract, tried to do a deal with Saddam to build an oil pipeline at a time when Iraq was using chemical weapons, and you've probably seen this picture of Bechtel employee Don Rumsfeld cheerily shaking hands with the Butcher of Baghdad.

But that's not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about the Big Dig.

Bostonians, and those of us with friends and relatives in Boston, know all about the Big Dig, a massive highway reconstruction project that became infinitely more massive as a result of mind-boggling cost overruns. Guess who the lead Big Dig contractor was.

The Boston Globe has archived a special report on Bechtel's mismanagement of the Big Dig and how the company got away with it, plus a lot of other Big Dig reporting.

Here's the link. Enjoy.

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