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it was the campaign for making billions of dollars. and forty bills exceed one billion dollars iraq's first sales. were profiteers. when i woke up early that morning he was about to say about four thirty am we had to be out by or trucks by seventy we already knew but we were going on our mission we were told at seven pm the night before on the eighth of april a soldier that was sketching a map with his boot in the gravel. next to his vehicle while some of the saw part of some of the said the road to read and i wasn't sure what read man we left the post. nearing eleven o'clock we're going down the road and we got pretty close to the i believe that the grubby prison and also the traffic
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there's no traffic. and right about then. i mean bullets came from everywhere sounded like we were in a hail storm there would come in through my doors and he might take her to him in the windshield or put into it and. you could hear it coming through one door hit the other door with a large gear and on and they're just coming in everywhere and that it just it reached a crescendo. just like it never stopped after that. they're going to hear the man. crying on the radio yelling out for help burning down burning help me help me please don't let me die interact friends that i had promised before that. broke down or something happened i wouldn't leave from him scream and. head to head help me help me please i don't want to die here i was
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completely saturated with blood and my parents were soaked with blood my sure received from derek there was just absolutely just sheer terror. just absolutely positively horrifying. i still feel i just still have that. sort of thing in me that's like i said here right now. i'm still. bodies of four people were found west of baghdad near an area where u.s. fuel convoy was attacked on friday. day after that attack seven americans were reported missing including contractors working for how a burton
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a company that supplies of fuel and other supplies to u.s. troops the families were notified. it had to have to you know interest i think your teenager going. to. his death may be them. these men want to do the right thing so. bottom line they were totally taken advantage of and u.s. forces are here are saying openly they're braced for more terror attacks more than a significant anniversary of the fall of baghdad we had a christian holiday and they converged to create what was an obvious day of danger right trust of the company i trusted and then this is a fortune five hundred company that i just don't believe there was to me down a road that was closer was going to have hostile activity for sure i just. didn't
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cross my mind halliburton k.b.r. had news from multiple sources including multiple sources in the military that the roads that day were under active combat operations and were black clothes and or red no civilians they knew. there were more than a good chance that they would be killed why would they send this convoy in camouflage trucks down that road in the middle of battle is about contracts i believe fulfilling a contract and replacing us if we died there's a lot of different contexts being offered out there and tell about who wants most of them if they could have them all they would take a moment. then. they were to continue doing business with their r.v. whatever the risks were was nothing but the money there's no duty honor country.
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among anyone it how britain k.b.r. their contract with the army provided them literally billions of dollars of revenue every year that the contract profit and the contract profit that they may became more important than the lives of the men that they hired kill bag or replace people they try to do with us and. they killed my friends first as far as i'm concerned they try to kill me i know they know people talk about oh they they gave their lives for this thing and i back and assure you they did not. they were stolen from them they were. screamin and didn't want to go. and there wasn't any thing greater
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glorious about the whole. scene or deal they didn't die they didn't pass away they were murdered. k.b.r. got billions of dollars worth of contracts in iraq without a bidding albertan got the government contract without competitive bidding. in the case of power burn most of the contracts they've received to been sole source contracts which means they're either given the contract it's just offered to them or the only people to bid on it a lot of federal officials will defend this saying this is the only company that can do the work conservatives especially who favor a free market system should be outraged about the general state of the lack of competition in defense industry one time green house a top contracting officer at the army corps of engineers alleges favoritism and
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rule breaking at what did until i process that was corrupt that was geared to it preferential treatment to k.b.r. k.b.r. wist pre-selected the duration of the contract was pre-determined. the most blatant abuse that i have experienced in my contracting career. in ways competition and i cannot sufficiently stress that in defense industry when it comes to the big programs there is not competition it's monopoly and cartel behavior it is corrupt is corrupting it is corrosive to our national defense and we show there's nothing there where it comes up for your old who wants it thank you and whenever we're doing that you'll never read about everyone had to get to know. we get anything out of the band in three months. and no one. can see my name is
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a better word for halliburton my name's ben carter and within the first week of being in iraq i knew that that wasn't going to be the company that i wanted to be with halliburton was hired to provide clean safe. cooking cleaning shower water for the military one of halliburton's employees saw something wiggling in the water in his toilet bowl so i went and tested the water in our water storage tanks there was no chlorine in there and none of the water we showered in every single day was extremely contaminated and when i talk about contaminated water i'm saying malaria typhus. cryptosporidium i mean the list is really really long how britain is accused by its own employees of exposing troops to contaminated water in iraq and i tried to modify the
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troops but they're exposed to a serious health risk i was told. they were only concerned with making their profit and didn't care how it may affect the troops of the sixty seven water treatment plants that how a bird run sixty three of them were providing safe water and the marines were showered in it every single day. sorry. i was there to help them. there's a lot of soldiers over there they might come home without a bullet wound but there's
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a lot of them that are going to come home with pathogens in their blood because albert. and they don't even know to get tested for it. unless somebody tells them and i'm sure how burton is not going to be the company to tell . when i joined halliburton. once ran into a small challenge of getting five trucks through the biggest bank serving our troops going to americans. and leave. the whole of our food our in the sand. to. tell me about that line over there what line of my looking out i know this.
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several times dining halls were ten all it takes is one iraqi that's an insurgent and because they knew what times we were going to eat every day they knew when to expect to hit. and that happens because k.b.r. won't go to a twenty four hour feeding schedule where they just always have food that they won't do it because it saves them money. because they get paid by how many soldiers they now by how many soldiers they say feeding the troops the pentagon has found some serious problems work on that contract as well pentagon auditors found that a hello burton contract to provide food and housing for american troops had a staggering one point eight billion dollars in unsupported costs it was all a scam how burton was charging forty five dollars for a can of like coke or pepsi that they give us and a military free in the mail. now these sodas were made right there in the desert
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it's not as if they were brought over from the united states he says where me with our big wraps you know coca-cola pepsi cola whatever right there in the desert so it's not as if they had an exorbitant transportation they had the little mobile units that were headed for a closer look at. by halliburton one hundred dollars for a ribeye of clothes i washed. commission free cretaceous three times for charges free. range minced three. three stooges free. old free broadcast quality video for your media projects free media done to our teeth dot com.
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whenever we got our laundry back it felt worse than when we turned it in everything was still grimy and i was told by my chain of command that i was not allowed to wash my laundry on my own i had to take it to k.b.r. to have it washed even though we all knew that they were doing a horrible job because they get ninety nine dollars. for a bag of laundry that i could do at home for three dollars a legal way a statement from the goldman or taxpayers money. from the company is overcharging taxpayers. company billed taxpayers for its contract work in iraq it is your money that's being used these contracts have managed to cost plus which is the opposite of trying to save money it guarantees that everything that you buy will be paid back and re bust if it seed is justified
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and you'll be given a profit in addition. critics. say the more tax payer dollars halliburton the more halliburton. cost plus encourages you to write up the cost of the program because you are going to get a percentage of the end result has so there is no incentive to stay at motel six stay in the ritz carlton in kind of folks the place they chose for orientation the way it was a huge resort set right on the ocean. three swimming pools so it was better than the window. it was faint save marble floors mahogany what were those just beautiful they had seen. and you could go on real wave runners play in the water they were running wave runners and we got paid by the hour to do it i was told this don't question and enjoy it several government
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agencies are currently invest. gating of halliburton overcharge for work already completed in iraq. and i had five star meals catered to him every day it was so lavish oros the vegetable plodders beef plodders fish platters cost plus contrary k.b.r. looked at it the more money we spend it's more money we get in our pockets we have made over there compared to military and those guys are living in tents and we had our condition private which is the telephone we're staying on we're completely malty everybody else getting sick will thrust the transactions are getting paid millions of dollars why can't even get me. to look into. the soldiers or sleep with mom these little cards in the middle of the desert one of these k.b.r. executives are driving these forty thousand dollars vehicles they and their secretaries are driving at least a thirty to forty thousand dollars vehicle with everything imaginable all of that
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you could put on a broom ramzan leather interior cd players and all these extra minute is a you know you don't really need in wartime why do they need an h two home or why do they have cadillac escalates in iraq for halliburton managers what is the purpose. they get the wrong equipment ordered the wrong stuff. pewters still in boxes new vehicles push them out of what they called burn pits and i just set it on fire climate as the was to get more money for the right equipment or the right stuff they needed why would you need to order some biases roman quipping just because i'm a patient and you burn it. and destroy it. you got brand new trucks over there and then there's not even oil filters so when the
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motor blows what do do you. new truck until the government said if. they would have a spare tire created and we had a blow to and they didn't care how. much by. and these are maybe eighty thousand dollars vehicles maybe one hundred thousand dollars you know they're expensive trucks we're burning fuel in front of the iraqi people we're not really doing anything to help. escort entire convoys where every flatbed truck was empty the allegation come from twelve truckers complaining that the company was wasting government money by running empty trucks on the convoys and billing the government for them. to travel. and take a chance. when there was no purpose when you went up. to make a better life for my family always have a roof over their head not to worry about where their next meal is coming from but
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then you know you look in you going up and down the road. for a recount. and your buddies getting killed for. not even as much as a band-aid. that's how i can kill him i can your money. halliburton cues to hundreds of millions of dollars in improper chargers pentagon auditors have found potential over charges of sixty one million dollars now the numbers are apparently even larger than previously thought it's unreasonable and unsupported bills that exceed one billion dollars if anybody's overcharging the government we expect him to repay that money has been proven so many times that halliburton is overbilled them. and then the pentagon still pays them anyway i don't know who it is that is protecting halliburton i don't understand why the military would protect
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them if you look at their board of directors they've got contacts in the state department contacts in the military. people who work for halliburton once worked for the military. when you hire top pentagon officials and when the vice president is your former c.e.o. you're going to get the access that other people don't get is reportedly not coincident that vice president dick cheney's old company got a huge contract to help rebuild iraq time magazine's that is gotten a hold of a pentagon e-mail saying cheney's office coordinated how important a multi-billion dollar deal all the revelations came out about halliburton getting all these fancy no bid contracts there was not a single hearing in the congress house or senate about the mysterious bidding processes around iraq and halliburton. that's ridiculous the oversight responsibility belongs to the united states congress it belongs here and it's not happening here the senate should spend
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a little less. advertising allegations of wrongdoing and spend more time talking about what is going on right if anybody believes that the contracts handed to how a bird for iraq were. you know the moral equivalent of insider trading. you know i've got an ocean in the middle of kansas and i'd like to take you surf and it's just phenomenal i mean course they were insider deals of course it was payback for old old friends and political supporters and campaign contributors they're very strategic and how they allocate their political contributions you'll see most of their money going to the committees that oversee military matters and funding for. when you pay influence money in the form of campaign contributions it means people look the other way the u.s. army announced today and signed a new contract with
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a unit of the huge contracting firm. and stock has quadrupled in value since the war began and taxpayers are being ripped off. the people in charge say we want to give to car tractors because they can do it cheaper and behold the evidence is now coming in and it isn't cheaper and we're not actually getting what we're paying for. we were writing contracts with. how bert and others to do things the iraqis could have done better and far far cheaper and by the way we would have got iraqis off the street and give them jobs let us stop the war profiteers learn to say no to them and learn to say if you continue to you're going to go to jail because that's where you belong my remember what stopped that. there hasn't been a single major piece of contracting oversight legislation passed by the congress
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since the war began not even a significant amendment has been passed despite all the enormous amounts of fraud and waste and abuse needs to be a special committee established a bipartisan committee take a look at waste and fraud and abuse the amendment is not agreed to them and is not adopted and the leahy in them many if not take retail. lol. leg.
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length. leg i've. told.
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that leg. length. so. let's say a place. that is. welcome
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