The Blogiston Post

Politics, money, and war.

Tuesday, November 25


Short mention of a contract in an article The buiness of terror in the Louisiana Business Report.
Earlier this year [Crisis Response International] CRI won a contract with the U.S. Army to train counterintelligence soldiers at Fort Gordon before they deploy to Iraq.
No dollar amounts.

Sue Pleming at Reuters covers Democrats ask Pentagon to probe Iraq oil imports
Three U.S. Democratic lawmakers asked the Pentagon inspector general Tuesday to investigate alleged overpricing of gasoline sent to Iraq by Halliburton, the firm once run by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman from Connecticut, Rep. Henry Waxman from California and Rep. John Dingell from Michigan, also urged the Pentagon to look into the use of money from a humanitarian account, the Development Fund for Iraq, to buy gasoline and possibly weapons.

"We hope you will help restore transparency and accountability to this process by undertaking the important investigations described in this letter," the lawmakers wrote.
We're not going to hold our breath.

Great quote from Rumsfeld:
For example, if you had five of something -- ships, for the sake of argument -- and you reduced two, you end up with fewer ships.  But if those two ships or three ships left have a capability that's double the two ships taken away, you've increased your capability by a substantial margin.
Got that? 5 - 2 = 6. Now you know why the Pentagon has accountability problems.


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