Now that is a Work Order!
Printed in the New York Times, and credited to Reuters, is the story of a work order that has been signed for Kellogg, Brown and Root, a unit of Halliburton, in May by the U.S. Army. The article carries a date of June 6, 2005.
This work order is worth $4.97 BILLION over the next year and is in addition to $9.1 BILLION already earned by the company. Crime may not pay, but war seems to be profitable to Halliburton.
The story is only one column wide and has 23 lines of type.
Meanwhile back on June 18, the AP reported that this same unit of Halliburton was given a $30 million contract to build a 220 bed prison for the terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
According to this article, "Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Democrat of New Jersey, criticized the deal, calling Halliburton the 'scandal-plagued former employer of Vice President Cheney."'
So there you have it you 'criticize' deals for $30 million but if it is for $4.97 BILLION not a peep is heard.
I have a couple of questions for the esteemed senator from New Jersey. Is Halliburton receiving all this taxpayer money okay or is it not? Is it just about getting your name in print and not having to back you words up with action?