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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:41 PM
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Oil pipeline in Iraq a shambles: Pentagon watchdog
Edited on Mon Jul-31-06 10:57 PM by cal04
A plan to rebuild a 30-mile (50-km) pipeline from Iraq's Kirkuk oil field to the Baiji refinery to bring the Iraqi government badly needed cash is years behind schedule with no sign it will ever be finished, an independent watchdog said on Monday.

A total of $82 million from the coalition force's Development Fund for Iraq was allocated for the pipeline repair but it was not clear how much had actually been spent, said the independent Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in a report.

Kellogg, Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary which was originally supposed to build the pipeline, gave varied estimates of the actual cost of work performed, ranging from $1.8 million in March 2004 to less than $1 million in June 2004, the report said.

It subcontracted out much of the project to Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects, or SCOP, a company the report called inexperienced. Three places where the pipeline crossed canals were originally to be done by KBR but its contract was terminated and given to Parsons Iraq Joint Venture, or PIJV.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N31369076.htm
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:43 PM
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1. In their spare time the Resistance uses this as a training ground to test
Bombs
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:44 PM
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2. What isn't in shambles in Iraq? ....
Or anywhere else BushCo has its paws?

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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:47 PM
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3. Mission Accomplished. Keep the cheap oil off the market?
I'm just sayin'...
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 12:09 AM
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7. I thought the exact same thing! This was a war for NO oil!
Why work so hard to pull oil out of the ground when you can just limit the supply and send your profits skyrocketing? I think we've been fooled.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 09:15 AM
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10. Yes, that's Greg Palast's theory, too. n/t
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:59 PM
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4. another fine result from bushco! hip-hip-hooray!!!
getting nothing done for his entire administration's presence except to blow sh*t up and get our brave people in uniform killed for the admin's nation-building oil-thieving insanity.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 11:03 PM
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5. These pipelines wee in horrible shape under Saddam. Falling
apart, just like the tank farms. Then with all the infighting and people bombing the infrastructure, yeah what a mess. Fix it and it gets rebombed.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 11:59 PM
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6. One does hate to say Saddam ran the country better.
I can see the guillotine going up in my front yard already.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 12:56 AM
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8. But isn't that pipeline in "Kudistan, The Other Iraq"???


<http://www.theotheriraq.com />

This RW Dis-info campaign must have been created by the same people who created the "Pork=Other White Meat" campaign.

Ridiculous. :eyes:
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:39 AM
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9. "years behind schedule" !??!
What the heck?! How can the project be *years* behind schedule when we've only been there for 3 years!!!???
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 09:17 AM
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11. Bush is in trouble now. This will really piss Halliburton off!!! nt
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