Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Halliburton Busting Defense Budget

Halliburton is so frantic to gorge itself on your tax dollars that it's breaking the Pentagon's budget, much to the horror of dumb generals who thought getting their troops out of KP was a good idea. This according to that Commie rag the Wall Street Journal, here quoted with quiet glee by al Jazeera:

The top US commander in Baghdad is facing a budget gap of at least $4 billion between what Halliburton Co says it will cost to provide services for US troops for a year and what the government has budgeted.

According to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Halliburton's Kellogg Brown & Root unit - which provides food, mail, telephones and other basic services to US troops in Iraq -submitted an estimate to the Pentagon for expected spending in the year starting 1 May, based on a list of army requirements.

The company said its costs for the year could exceed $10 billion, the newspaper said.

But the Army has budgeted just $3.6 billion to support the KBR-provided services during the same period, the newspaper said.

No wonder Dick Cheney wears that stupid smirk.


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