More troubling contracts

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    Since Iraqi contracting has every ones attention today, I thought I would take a moment and see what some of our old buddies have been up to.
    No worries for Haliburton. buying Dick Cheny that new job in DC seems to have been the smartest thing they could have done.

    The larger problem is that many of their contracts are "cost plus" meaning that the US government pays the costs of the project, plus a profit. Haliburton is supposed to tell us the cost before it begins the work but apparently, that was an excessive request on the part of the US government.

    For those who thought that we had no plan for postwar Iraq...

    At least we had plans for the oil, if not what we were going to do with the police, army, politicians and people of Iraq. I guess we know why Cheny didn't want his energy taskforce investigated. Did he comply with that subpoena or is he still trying to claim that when he divided Iraq up with his big oil buddies that constituted "privileged communication"?
     
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    I have just one question, how much money did Halliburton make off of this 'overcharging'?
     
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    They still overcharged, they just ended up not benefitting from it.
     
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    Changing your stance already?

    You just stated not 10 minutes ago that Halliburton made 61 million dollars off of the overcharging. :laugh:

    THEY were overcharged by a Kuwaiti company. They didn't make one dime off of the overcharging.
     
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    they did make 61 mll off over charging, then they themselves got ripped off
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Sure Jim, those sneeky Kuwaitis fooled those old teddy bears at Haliburton. Haliburton doesn't sell and deliver oil to every corner of the globe do they, I'm sure they had no idea what the going price for oil in Iraq was. Would you be receptive to disallowing Haliburton from further contracts because they are obviously too stupid to run one of these things efficiently? They are paying twice the market price to those mean ol' Kuwaittis, what a pack of rubes, huh?
    You can pull your blinders down tight if you want, it doesn't change what the rest of us see.
     
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    Sorry, Mr. I can't read - they were already charged the additional 61 million.

    So, your contention is that they ripped off our government to the tune of 61 million dollars, and then they got ripped off themselves after the fact? Please provide inks to backup your statements.

    Until then I will just continue to laugh at you. :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, they purposely allowed themselves to be overcharged 61 million dollars so they in turn can overcharge the government that exact same amount. All that to break even on the overcharging. They sure are some devilish characters.

    Get your head out of your ass, boy!
     

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