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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:33 PM
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Did You Know? Haliburton has

15,000 employees in Iraq (note there are only 11,000 UK troops).

Haliburton has more trucks in Iraq than the US Army!

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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:41 PM
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1. One of the major reasons this war is sooo EXPENSIVE!
Those folks are paid 4 times what we pay our military are paid and usually do the job less than half as well...if at all. I heard this was a Rummy plan to save money! The idea is, if you employ contract labor and you complete the job quickly, you send them home and don't have to pay them anymore, as opposed to having to continue to pay military personnel through the end of their enlistment term.

This is the same philosophy as one of my former bosses. He believed in hiring tem workers so when business slowed down you just don't request them anymore. You don't have to worry about layoffs, unemployment and all that stuff.

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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:07 PM
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2. Yep...it backfires when the war isn't a cakewalk...


And who could have predeicted it wouldn't be a cakewalk? :eyes:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:03 PM
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3. Anybody with a tad of common sense and no set agenda!
Seems to me Powell, and a bunch of Generals told hem that! It didn't fit with their program so they fired, demoted, of dismissed anyone who wasn't on the bandwagon with them.
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