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Politics, money, and war.

Monday, December 1

more delays

Guess halliburton is trying to make sure they get full advantage of the Christmas shopping season. The Houston Chronicle reports in Iraq contract award delayed again, that yes, once again, the replacement contract for Halliburton is still on hold.
The Corps of Engineers decided, because of the coming holidays, to add a few extra days to allow contracting experts to evaluate the bids, spokesman Bob Faletti said.

The awarding of two new competitively bid contracts was supposed to end a controversy sparked last January, when the Pentagon handed Halliburton the contract to repair Iraq's energy sector without seeking bids from other companies.

Originally, the Corps of Engineers had hoped to replace the original energy contract by the end of August. The deadline was later pushed back to mid-October, then late October and then to the end of the year.
What a farce.



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