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Subject: Re: And So It Begins...
Date: 29 May 2003 05:46:17 GMT
From: (Jms at B5)

>>Yep.  A Halliburton subsidiary has been given the task of managing and
>>Iraq's oil system.  Not only were they given this, they got it in a non-bid
>>situation, it was just handed over to them, no questions asked (by the
>>administration, at any rate).
>        Seriously, who else was in the US to do it? This is hardly expertise 
>that you get by placing a want ad in the local shopper. 

There are quite a few, actually, at least a dozen or so that were cited when
some senators began wondering why the heck they weren't invited to bid.  


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