View Full Version : Halliburton awarded another $33 million contract

10-12-2005, 09:45 AM
The loot keeps rakin' in for Halliburton. Raw Story ( 12.html) reports:

The Arlington-based Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, was awarded a $33.6 million contract Sept. 30 for emergency reconstruction of military bases in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, RAW STORY has learned.

The Hallibuton subsidiary has come under heavy fire for mismanaging contracts in Iraq. The firm charged U.S. forces $2.64 a gallon for gasoline they purchased for $1.60 (, and were criticized by Pentagon auditors for billing troops' meals on inflated projections rather than actual meals served.

The latest $33.6 million contract was awarded after considering 59 bids, and brings KBR's total Katrina deals to $66.1 million. KBR's contracts were awarded under an existing $500 million umbrella deal which was also tapped to build prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay.

President Bush's former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh, who ran the agency from 2001-2003, is now lobbying for Halliburton in Washington.

In a news article ( Sept. 12, the Wall Street Journal asserted: "The Bush administration is importing many of the contracting practices blamed for spending abuses in Iraq as it begins the largest and costliest rebuilding effort in U.S. history."

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The looting continues.