Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's a lot funnier than the truth

Have you heard that Halliburton's subsidiary KBR has won a $29.8 million contract from the Pentagon to help with the cleanup of naval bases in Louisiana and Mississippi? And also that the fuel crisis has pushed Halliburton's stock through the roof? Yes, Halliburton, the company through which Vice President Dick Cheney made himself a very rich man. Halliburton, which has received more than half of the $25 billion-plus that the Pentagon has paid out to private contractors in Iraq; Halliburton, investigated in Congressional hearings for having overcharged or presented questionable bills for close on $1.5 billion, almost four times the previous amount disclosed.

If that makes you mad enough to pop a blood vessel, the Onion has a story about Halliburton that is funny and yet almost plausible. Gack.

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