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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JimTerr
JimTerr

Largesse.
But yes, an unbelievable scam. Can you imagine if Obama administration had done ANYTHING like this?

Bogeoklein
Bogeoklein

Jesmith... Yes, a few... 3 to be exact! And they all came down in their own footprint... just like only a good demolitionist can do. 2 planes brought down 3 towers in their own footprints!!! LOL! Yeah, and the Easter bunny will be visiting you soon!

Michael Hartwell
Michael Hartwell

My only son died for his profit.

Yossarian Johnson
Yossarian Johnson

Editor

I am sorry for your family's loss Michael.

TStewart
TStewart

$39.5 billion in contracts is not $39.5 billion "made", as anyone who purchased a lawnmower and gasoline to cut grass for money can tell you. Inflamitory false headline.

John J. Ostergoth
John J. Ostergoth

These people are possessed by demons, fallen angels, so they don't mind destroying teh entire Earth, but if they can steal great wealth while defeating god's creation, Man, they will settle for that. That is what Iraq is. We are living in the last days, and these villains shape-shift, attend Luciferian Rites, eat babies, and drink blood, for starters. They are possessed, part of teh Devil's army. The end times are well upon us. This is a Spiritual War. Invasion of Iraq or now, Syria, is merely a Satanic Rite.

Let's Go
Let's Go

We used to practice deceptive moves during WWII trying to cut the war short and save lives - blood, and treasurer. Cheney deceived the U.S.A. and the world with his bogus claims, but came out a billionaire. Brushing aside the loss of lives and destruction in his typical oligarch custom - money is my God.

ANeutz
ANeutz

Not to mention the fact that they poisoned a lot of the troops with the Burn Pits. Read The Burn Pits: The poisoning of America's soldiers or watch the documentary Delay, Deny, Hope You Die.

Byff
Byff

"It bears reminding: the Invasion of Iraq was a premeditated fraud on the American people..."

This has been proven false by numerous sources, such as the New York Times, Forbes, Wired, the BBC, and CNN. The administration did not manufacture the intelligence that was used to justify the invasion.

Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/09/24/iraq-george-w-bush-cia-intelligence-laurence-silberman-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 http://www.wired.com/2010/10/wikileaks-show-wmd-hunt-continued-in-iraq-with-surprising-results/ http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread372778/pg13 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/mar/23/iraq.iraq1 http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/05/13/sprj.irq.mobile.lab/index.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28222879

brevlantz
brevlantz

I would HOPE SO>>> HOW THE HELL ELSE are you going to feed troops in a war torn environment!?!? Are YOU going out there with a pot of beans for them Mr. MORON!!! They had contractors DOING THAT. THey should have been given a medal, but you surly as pajama boys WOULDN'T DO IT!!!

ImanAzol
ImanAzol

Reminder: The original estimate was higher and they returned the difference. Reminder: They had a no-bid contract in Bosnia under Clinton. Reminder: Liberals are incapable of intellectual honesty.

Ymcer
Ymcer

I wonder who is pushing to make billions on a war with Iran 🤔