Reminder: Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion From The Iraq War

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)

KBR was awarded at least $39.5bn in federal contracts during the ten years its staff served along U.S. troops in Iraq.

There are some on the left eager to embrace President George W. Bush simply because occasionally he criticizes Donald Trump.

It bears reminding: the Invasion of Iraq was a premeditated fraud on the American people, meant to help and enrich the few even if this led to the deaths of millions and the depopulation of entire regions of the world.

Halliburton -- once run by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- and its spin off, KBR, were the biggest recipients of government largess derived from the destruction of Iraq.

From The Financial Times:

The US has overwhelmingly borne the brunt of both the military and reconstruction costs, spending at least $138bn on private security, logistics and reconstruction contractors, who have supplied everything from diplomatic security to power plants and toilet paper.

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An analysis by the Financial Times reveals the extent to which both American and foreign companies have profited from the conflict – with the top 10 contractors securing business worth at least $72bn between them. None has benefited more than KBR, once known as Kellogg Brown and Root.

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The controversial former subsidiary of Halliburton, which was once run by Dick Cheney, vice-president to George W. Bush, was awarded at least $39.5bn in federal contracts related to the Iraq war over the past decade.

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Corners
Corners

Think about it, how much money was made from a few buildings coming down. Pretty good motive

Hawkeye73
Hawkeye73

I wonder how much taxes they paid on all those billions. I say zero. This shit gets worse because the politicians, mainly Republicans, who can stop this shit, get rich off of turning their heads and covering it all up. Therefore, it's getting worse AND the republicans encourage this type of criminal behavior.

Sagewiseold
Sagewiseold

I have quoted that number , 39 billion in no bid contracts ,. while their ex CEO is the sitting VP in charge in the command center and Bush is reading 'My Pet Goat'.... over 100 times in the last 17 years... and told repeatedly that is not true and that I am a lying dirty dog... lol..... or worse.... by conservatives , who were afraid their head would explode to consider that we have "180,000 troops in 180 countries".... (General's Milley and Thomas quoted in Newsweek...)......

Canadianvet
Canadianvet

Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11/01, so there was no real motive, only fake accusations against Iraq.