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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:35 PM

Thom Hartmann: Is KBR Guilty in Iraq Negligence?



Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio, joins Thom Hartmann. War profiteer giant KBR was found guilty last year of negligence, and is being held responsible for the poisoning of a dozen soldiers with a chemical known as sodium dichromate, which is used to prevent pipe corrosion. The Huffington Post reports that one exposed soldier, who was told by KBR that the chemical was just a mild-irritant, ended up dying from sodium-dichromate-caused-cancer at age 52. KBR was ordered by a court to pay $85 million in damages, but KBR is saying that the government - and “you and me, the taxpayers” - should pay for the damages. Thanks to a contract with the Bush/Cheney administration, KBR argues that is has full legal immunity - meaning taxpayers should pay for all of KBR’s legal costs and pay their victims. So far, this contract is classified, and is not available to the public.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:47 PM

1. KICK

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:50 AM

2. I love how Thom Hartmann's headlines are in the form of a question

...to which the obvious answer is almost always, "Um, ya think?"

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