Wednesday, March 16, 2005
( 9:28 AM )
Partners in Crime
It's not new news that the Bush Administration has allowed Halliburton steal the underpants right off Lady Justice who sits atop the Capital building. But now we find that the Administration conspired with Halliburton to cover up an audit of Halliburton that among other things showed that Halliburton stole $100 million of taxpayer money from the US military.
But wait! That's not all! It turns out Halliburton's subsidiary KBR charged the Pentagon $27 MILLION to ship $82,100 worth of cooking and heating fuel.
In the latest revelation about the company's oft-criticized performance in Iraq, a Pentagon audit report disclosed Monday showed Halliburton subsidiary KBR spent $82,100 to buy liquefied petroleum gas, better-known as LPG, in Kuwait and then 335 times that number to transport the fuel into violence-ridden Iraq.
Pentagon auditors combing through the company's books were mystified by this charge.
"It is illogical that it would cost $27,514,833 to deliver $82,100 in LPG fuel," officials from the Defense Contract Audit Agency noted in the report.
But no one except Cong. Waxman seems to feel it's wrong that our own Executive Branch is assisting this corporation to steal from US Taxpayers. Business as usual, I suppose.
(thanks to maru for the links)