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2003-10-17 Home Front
Halliburton Defends Iraq Sales, Contracts
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Posted by Super Hose 2003-10-17 3:08:32 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [344 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 AH-HA!!!! It's the evil Halliburton! AH-HA!!!
I knew it!
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-17 3:28:24 PM||   2003-10-17 3:28:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 There are several on-line sources of accurate information about the Halliburton work in Iraq, or rather its subsidiary, KBR. I have blogged a few here.

The bitching begins with comparing current prices to pre-war prices of 4 cents per gallon. (Saddam sold gasoline internally at a loss). Now, with refineries not up to anywhere near full production yet, and production being concentrated on fuel oil needs for the rapidly approaching winter, it seems obvious that Iraq cannot supply its own gasoline and that used by the United State military.

The no-bid contract meme is tugging the truth out of shape. An emergency contract, limited in scope and price, was given to KBR. They, in turn, sub-contracted with the other two top oil fire fighting firms in the world, Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc. and Wild Well Control, Inc. Once KBR, and Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc. and Wild Well Control, Inc., are excluded, there aren't too many other companies that fall within the contract spec "Companies from countries qualifying under the Trade Agreements Act, Balance of Payments Act and Coalition members that are not qualified under the Acts are eligible to compete." I can't tell just who the loony left thinks IS qualified to fight these fires and still falls within the law.
Posted by Chuck Simmins  2003-10-17 3:45:24 PM|| [http://blog.simmins.org]  2003-10-17 3:45:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Anyone know where you can get a Halliburton hat or T shirt? It would really tick off the crowd at work!
Posted by Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter)  2003-10-17 3:49:49 PM||   2003-10-17 3:49:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Chuck Simmins

I am continually amazed at the oil producing countries that have inadequate or no refinery capacity. Nigeria and now Chad will also be a crude exporter and a gasoline importer. You would think that one of the local countries that doesn't have oil reserves would set up a refinery.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-17 7:00:13 PM||   2003-10-17 7:00:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Don’t NGO employees like the UN get more money for hostile fire?

Not sure, but they certainly aren't in poverty. One of the NGOs in Afghanistan brought its own Chef.
Posted by Pappy 2003-10-17 7:27:19 PM||   2003-10-17 7:27:19 PM|| Front Page Top

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