Clear things up on Halliburton???

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Clear things up on Halliburton???
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Wed, 10-06-2004 - 4:53pm
What other companies could have taken these contracts in Iraq? Are these companies speaking out? I have had a hard time finding information regarding this.

I have heard that Schlumberger is the only really capable company but still does not have the same experience that Halliburton does and the fact that it is French owned might rule them out for the views on the war in Iraq? (this is second hand info. not sure of a specific source)

I feel like I need to be posting on a politics for dummies board. lol

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-06-2004 - 5:20pm

While it might be true that Halliburton was the only company capable of doing the work, it would have appeared better to

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Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 10-06-2004 - 5:41pm
Good point.


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Registered: 04-05-2003
Wed, 10-06-2004 - 6:13pm
I'm personally no expert on this but I have several friends and a family member who work in the defense industry (contracting) and/or the intelligence community and they have all said that Halliburton is the only company really capable of handling a job of this magnitude.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Wed, 10-06-2004 - 6:45pm
What do you know about the "over charging" Halliburton is supposedly doing? Any validity to these accusations? Does it really have a connection to Chenney if they are indeed over charging?

I feel both republicans and democrats have made accusations that really have no real substance behind them.

G


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-06-2004 - 7:23pm

Here are some articles about Haliburton:


http://www.iht.com/articles/530577.html


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/12/12/politics/main588216.shtml


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/02/eveningnews/main597566.shtml


And in all fairness:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/business/3372351.stm


I just googled and tried to get unbiased sites. Did not read throught the articles but it looks like the BBC one was printed before the rest.


When in doubt, google Haliburton and overcharging.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 10-06-2004 - 8:48pm
Thanks for the links.

G


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Wed, 10-06-2004 - 9:49pm
Huh. Amazing that every time they make a "mistake" it's in their favor........

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Wed, 10-06-2004 - 10:41pm

Shhh..don't tell anyone but I am a google junkie. I love that you can type "most dangerous volcanoe eruptions" and get cool websites that show volcanoes erupt. The kids and I did that last night with Mt St Helen's erupting!


I love the excuse to use google.

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"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Thu, 10-07-2004 - 7:33am
St. helens erupted again?

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Thu, 10-07-2004 - 8:59am
24 years ago I lived in Oregon....my yard and car were covered in ash...I stupidly opened the vents in my car and got blasted with ash!! I got an eye infection. I have a jar full of ash from both eruptions in 1980 and a newpaper article from the eruption in 1980. I also have a book about the eruption in 1980.... I was 17. Almost 18....it was really amazing. It's really amazing to be witnessing this again...although from a different part of the country and from t.v.!!

Sue

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