KBR Wins Contract While Under Criminal Investigation
Don’t tell me we can’t change. Yes we can!
Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $35 million Pentagon contract involving major electrical work, even as it is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
As Glenn Reynolds might say, “They told me if I voted for McCain we wouldn’t see the end of big contracts going to Halliburton*. And they were right!”
More seriously, this points to the absurdity of the notion that the Bush administration was funneling money to the evil corporation of the evil puppetmaster Dick Cheney for dark and nefarious purposes. Instead, it was simply the continuation of a long trend toward hiring out to KBR that was exacerbated by the massive shift to defense contracting labor for sustaining overseas operations begun under the Clinton administration.
*Yes, I know KBR broke off from Halliburton in 2007. Work with me here.