U.S. Sees Evidence of Overcharging in Iraq Contract
New York Times December 12, 2003 By DOUGLAS JEHL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 — A Pentagon investigation has found evidence that a subsidiary of the politically connected Halliburton Company (Vice President Dick Cheney was chief executive) overcharged the government by as much as $61 million for fuel
delivered to Iraq under huge no-bid reconstruction contracts, senior military officials said Thursday.
The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root, also submitted a proposal for cafeteria services that seemed to be inflated by $67 million
, the officials said. The Pentagon rejected that proposal, they said. Read more…..
CWI statement (17/12/3) on the likely developments following the capture of Saddam
Saddam’s capture will not end Iraq turmoil
: “The killing or capturing of Saddam Hussein will have an impact on the violence, but will not end it,” General Sanchez, US military commander in Iraq, New York Times, 7 December 2003.
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