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One of our regular topics here is whether the Bush government gave Halliburton a "sweetheart" contract for work in Iraq.

Along with the old news that Pentagon is probing whether it was overcharged by the oil services company, it came out today that the FBI has now begun investigating possible criminal misconduct in the granting of the contract, and its "no bid" signing.

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on Oct 28, 2004
Well, you can't say the administration is keeping all its minions under thumb. I welcome the investigation. Let the chips fall where they may, not where you want them to.

Cheers,
Daiwa
on Oct 28, 2004
Good
If they broke the law, put em in prison.

Reminds me of the F-104/Lockheed scandle
on Oct 29, 2004
It's good to hear that these allegations are finally being investigated. It's a pity it's taken so long though. This should have been investigated at the time when the accusations were first made. Then there would be no question of political timing.

Paul.
on Oct 29, 2004
Reply #3 By: Solitair - 10/29/2004 5:51:49 AM
It's good to hear that these allegations are finally being investigated. It's a pity it's taken so long though. This should have been investigated at the time when the accusations were first made. Then there would be no question of political timing.

Paul.


I'm just wondering what you guys are going to say if the FBI exonorates them?
on Oct 29, 2004
They're innoncent.

It's as simple as that. If the FBI investigates and finds no proof of wrong doing then they are innoncent.

paul.
on Oct 29, 2004

Reply #5 By: Solitair - 10/29/2004 12:06:12 PM
They're innoncent.

It's as simple as that. If the FBI investigates and finds no proof of wrong doing then they are innoncent.

paul.


*You* say that! And I appluad you for saying so. But I did specify you *guys* meaning more than one. I'd be williing to say that blogic,stevendadelus and TBone4Justice would sing a different tune.
on Oct 30, 2004
If you look at my handling of the supposed Bush national guard memos (aka, MemoGate), you'll see I was one of the first to acknowledge that the documents were suspicious, and I covered it as extensively as anyone else at this site.

How many of the Bush supporters have made the same effort admitting they were wrong, when they knew it made his or her candidate look bad? Draginol's handling of the disproven "secret Kerry note" debate is the only time I can remember where a Bush supporter has made anything like the effort I did on MemoGate.

I'm happy that this is finally being investigated... the Bush administration stalled on this long enough. That said, I wish I had more confidence in the impartiality of the FBI. The Bush administration has deliberately politicized parts of the government that used to be non-partisan (for example, the Civil Rights branch of the Justice Department, and now, apparently, the CIA under new Director Goss).
on Oct 30, 2004
Unocal!!
on Oct 30, 2004
The Bush administration has deliberately politicized parts of the government that used to be non-partisan (for example, the Civil Rights branch of the Justice Department, and now, apparently, the CIA under new Director Goss).


Oh, come on. You have to be kidding. The Bush Administration is the first to politicize parts of the government? Maybe you were living in a cave before 2000, otherwise you're just willfully blind to the truth.

Cheers,
Daiwa
on Oct 30, 2004
Partisan Politics in Government, NO NO NO IT CAN'T BE!! SAY IT ISN"T SO!!

Partisan PLINKO!
on Nov 01, 2004
Thank you for your comment Daiwa,

I know specifically that the Civil Right Office of the Justice Department was emphatically non-partisan in how they selected their new recruits, until the Bush administration came in and dictated that Bush political appointees, not career staff, would review the applications.

How do I know, because I have friends who work at Justice.

I'm not saying that it's right or wrong for Bush to politicize the enforcement of Civil Rights, but I do feel confident saying that the Bush administration is dedicated to politicizing federal government actions more than any administration since Nixon.
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