Thursday, August 28, 2003

Michael Dobbs has the story of the day in The Washington Post, "Halliburton's Deals Greater Than Thought" ("Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Vice President Cheney, has won contracts worth more than $1.7 billion under Operation Iraqi Freedom and stands to make hundreds of millions more dollars under a no-bid contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to newly available documents....The size and scope of the government contracts awarded to Halliburton in connection with the war in Iraq are significantly greater than was previously disclosed...").

But Dobbs stumbles once in the online discussion of the article that started about an hour ago. I response to one question, he writes,

...the LOGCAP program was bid back in 2001: Halliburton was one of three companies that submitted proposals to the Pentagon. At that time, of course, nobody could foresee that the U.S. would be fighting a war in Iraq in 2003, and there would be a huge demand for contracting services.

Surely he knows what utter bullshit that is.

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