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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Halliburton brings you the war--and some of the finest criticism of it

I just read Chris Floyd's description of how Awol continues to push for escalation of the war, despite the opposition of the generals, 89% of the American public, and even a few Democrats, none of whom seem to have either the desire or ability to stop him. More troops, a "surge" to take on Moqtada al-Sadr (who provides the main domestic support for the current puppet regime), and non-stop provocations against Iran--including the recent UN resolution, the stationing of even more US warships in the Persian Gulf, and even the arrest in Baghdad of Iranian officials invited by Iraqi President Talabani.

Strangely enough, among the Google ads on Chris's web site is this one:
KBR: Learn more about job opportunities in the Middle East and Central Asia.
In case you don't know, KBR is the war-profiteering wing of Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton. Of course, "Middle East and Central Asia" is code for "Iraq and Afghanistan." Of 891 jobs listed on the KBR web site, 435 are in Iraq and 105 in Afghanistan (and they're probably lying about the ones listed in Canada and Australia). Job titles include generator mechanic, firefighter, paramedic, pest controller (tell Tom DeLay--he should be looking for a job), refrigeration technician (those morgues don't cool themselves), small arms repairer (what would Iraq be without guns?), and of course lots of subcontracts administrators (it's not KBR's job to do its job). So join the KBR team! Your future will be exciting, lucrative, and probably short. And be sure to thank them for sponsoring Chris Floyd's blog!