Halliburton Cleared of Iraq Wrongdoing

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    Where's dijetlo? Can I say I told you so now? :laugh:

    "Well, well, well, ladies and gentlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Halliburton has been cleared of any over-billing in a Kuwait fuel-delivery contract that Pentagon auditors allege overcharged the U.S. government by more than $100 million.

    Citing a previously undisclosed Dec. 19 ruling, the WSJ reported that Lieutenant Gen. Robert Flowers said Halliburton's Kellogg Brown & Root unit will not need to provide any cost and pricing data relating to a contract to deliver millions of gallons of gasoline from Kuwait to Iraq.

    This is just another blow for the MoveOn.org crowd, Democrat Underground, and all the leftists out there who were counting on this thing nailing Cheney and Bush. They’re so desperate, folks, just grabbing at straws. Of course they're going to come up with some conspiracy excuse, like somebody got to the investigators, Cheney called them up, paid them off, offered them money, whatever.

    This is just another example of what I call the Tom Daschle effect. Every time the Democrats think they're about to score big they open the door into their nose and end up bloody."

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/weekend_sites/010504_010904/content/halliburton_cleared.guest.html
    http://money.cnn.com/2004/01/06/news/companies/halliburton.reut/
     
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    But Jim don't you know that the pinheads will tell you the investigation was not fair.
     
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    Maybe we should e-mail him ! :eek:
     
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    Of course it wasn't, it's a conspiracy!!
     
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    I read that article from money. It seems to me that a waiver has been granted to allow KBR to continue transporting gas but the investigation and audit are still underway. What am I missing here?

    "This is not linked to the draft audit and should be looked at as a separate issue," Adkins said when asked to comment on a Wall Street Journal story that the waiver meant Halliburton had effectively been cleared of allegations of overpricing raised by Pentagon auditors.


    I guess that's what you get for beleiving Limbaugh. I told you he doesn't know his asshole from his elbow.


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    Speaking of not knowing an ass from an elbow, did you bother to read the article from the Guardian?

    "The division of the US army that has awarded billions of dollars worth of contracts to oil services firm Halliburton has cleared the company of overcharging for fuel in Iraq."

    The only thing left is the audit by the pentagon. It's over, they are in the clear, there was no wrongdoing.
     
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    Not to mention the same story is being covered by major media around the world.

    Lift rock and crawl out, you'll learn more!
     
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    And now that all is left is the pentagon auditors, let's dicuss that!

    Pentagon Auditors Set to Clear Halliburton

    WASHINGTON - Pentagon auditors said on Wednesday they expected soon to receive documents from the Army that Halliburton paid fair prices for fuel brought into Iraq, squashing price-gouging allegations against Vice President Dick Cheney's former company.

    The Defense Contract Audit Agency said Army Corps of Engineers officials overseeing the oil contract had promised a "business case" that showed prices billed by Halliburton unit Kellogg Brown and Root for fuel delivered by a subcontractor were "fair and reasonable" and the issue would then be closed.

    "Once DCAA receives this business case stating that the contracting officer has concluded the subcontract fuel prices are fair and reasonable, that will conclude the DCAA audit work on this issue," said a statement from DCAA Executive Officer Dan Tucciarone.

    "The (Army Corps) contracting officer's decision precludes any further pursuit by DCAA of the issue, in as much as the contracting officer is the deciding authority for the Government on such matters," he added.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040107/ts_nm/iraq_halliburton_dc_3
     
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    Some people will do anything to try to make the war in Iraq about oil and reconstruction profiteering instead of defending our country against the Radical Fundamental Islamic Jihad.

    War and rebuilding cost money - but they are the price of keeping totalitarianism from destroying free societies.
     

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