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You want to know why I get mad at this Congress and Administration. Because we made a huge mistake in invading Iraq. Now we have no choice, but to stay the course and hope this new government gains the trust and respect of its people. If we stop spending money to stablize it the whole region will explode. What makes me angry is that Bush's buddies are make money off everyone's pain and suffering.

 

Bechtel has $680m Iraq Contract (Riley Bechtel, was appointed to George Bush's export council. George Schultz and Caspar Weinberger are past board members and in 1983 Donald Rumsfeld discussed a pipeline contract with the Iraqi government).

 

Halliburton has $680m Iraq Contract (Mr Cheney is reported to be receiving anywhere from $160,000 to $1m a year from Halliburton in deferred severance payments).

 

Custer Battles has $100m Iraq Contract (close ties to the Republican Party and connections at the White House)

 

California-based Fluor and Parsons has $100m Iraq Contract (Bobby Inman was deputy director of the CIA in the Reagan administration)

 

Most members of Congress get the bulk of their campaign contributions from two main sources: the industries that make up the economic base of their home district and the Washington-based interest groups that pay more attention to the member's committee assignments in Congress.

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ChevronTexaco has 10m barrel Iraqi crude contract (ChevronTexaco has contributed $8.9 million since 1989 in individual, PAC and soft money donations, 75 percent to Republicans.)

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At a press conference today about the environmental and societal impacts of California's dependence on oil, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Treasurer Phil Angelides signed a pledge to refuse to accept campaign dollars from the oil companies. Angelides said these companies' ecological negligence and their price gouging are harming California's small businesses and the environment.

 

Angelides delivered his press conference on the corner of 8th and Harrison, across the street from a Shell station, at around 2:30pm. After hearing from Mayor Gavin Newsom, small business owners and alternative-fuel advocates, Angelides came on stage and presented himself as an opposition candidate who would stand up against price gouging and environmental destruction. He said that he would promote sustainability not just in words, but also in action.

 

At the beginning of the question-and-answer session of the press conference, activists with the San Francisco-based human rights group Global Exchange stepped forward with a pledge that asked Angelides to live up to his words. The pledge, which is being presented to all incumbents and challengers in the 2006 election, calls for the "separation of oil and state," for campaigning politicians to refuse oil corporation donations. According to Global Exchange's website, oil companies have donated more than $116 million to politicians since 1998, and three quarters of current lawmakers in Washington have accepted donations from the oil and gas industry.

 

Angelides did not hesitate to sign the pledge.

 

"We are glad that Angelides has decided to stand against Big Oil," said Independence from Oil director Mike Hudema. "Oil companies are currently affecting political decisionmaking with campaign contributions, at the expense of the health of our communities and our foreign policy. It's time to demand that our democracy separate itself from these influences. Now, the question is: will Schwarzenegger stand up to the challenge and sign the pledge too?"

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The Honorable John Warner has taken $221,398 from the oil and gas industry.

 

George Felix Allen has taken $282,097 from the oil and gas industry.

 

The Honorable Kay Hutchison has taken $1,879,523 from the oil and gas industry.

 

John Cornyn, III has has taken $780,225 from the oil and gas industry.

 

The Honorable John McCain has has taken $261,110 from the oil and gas industry(That is for you Luke, because I know you like him)

 

The list goes on. Money talks and our soldiers walk.

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Blingbling You do UNDERSTAND that Halliburton WILL no longer have the iraq contract? Oh!! it's not a 680 million dollar contract, it's a 6 billion dollar contract.

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http://www.rnews.com/Story_2004.cfm?ID=398...=51&category=10

Halliburton Loses Army Contract

by Jim Aroune

Published Jul 13, 2006

Halliburton has lost a multi-billion dollar contract.

 

 

The U.S. Army said it will no longer use the company to provide logistical services to troops. The Army said it will use multiple contractors to allow for better deals. The five-year-old contract with Halliburton's KBR unit will be put up for open bidding after its current phase expires in 2006.

 

 

Halliburton, founded in 1919, is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries. The company became the sixth-largest U.S. military contractor last year with its work in Iraq.

 

 

The company drew criticism from Democrats in Congress, who said it received special treatment from the government because of ties to Vice President Dick Cheney, who headed Halliburton from 1995 to 2000.

 

 

Halliburton’s KBR unit will return to building energy complexes.

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OH!!!!, and what are the fema trailers STILL doing in Arkansas?

 

 

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You want to know why I get mad at this Congress and Administration. Because we made a huge mistake in invading Iraq. Now we have no choice, but to stay the course and hope this new government gains the trust and respect of its people. If we stop spending money to stablize it the whole region will explode. What makes me angry is that Bush's buddies are make money off everyone's pain and suffering.

 

Bechtel has $680m Iraq Contract (Riley Bechtel, was appointed to George Bush's export council. George Schultz and Caspar Weinberger are past board members and in 1983 Donald Rumsfeld discussed a pipeline contract with the Iraqi government).

 

Halliburton has $680m Iraq Contract (Mr Cheney is reported to be receiving anywhere from $160,000 to $1m a year from Halliburton in deferred severance payments).

 

Custer Battles has $100m Iraq Contract (close ties to the Republican Party and connections at the White House)

 

California-based Fluor and Parsons has $100m Iraq Contract (Bobby Inman was deputy director of the CIA in the Reagan administration)

 

Most members of Congress get the bulk of their campaign contributions from two main sources: the industries that make up the economic base of their home district and the Washington-based interest groups that pay more attention to the member's committee assignments in Congress.

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When PEOPLE become President of the United States, the LAST thing that will EVER come to mind is;

 

HEY!!!! HOW ARE WE GOING TO MAKE PROFIT FOR OURSELVES FROM THIS?

 

Believe it or not, Bush went on the best reports that he had at the time to make his decision to go to war and that is IT.

 

Now if you are "Just Hypothetically" typing about on how we can better improve Bringing Presidents up to date on what's going on out there? Then that's different. Then we can have a nice long debate over that.

 

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Gaining privileged access to Iraqi oil for American companies was a primary objective of the Pentagon’s invasion of Iraq.
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Guest Jesselee

The new draft oil law calls for reviewing and renegotiating contracts with Russian, French and Chinese oil producers, signed under Saddam Hussein. These countries, which initially opposed the US invasion, are expected to be cut out of any lucrative oil deals in favor of American and British companies.

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SOOOOOOOOOOOO frakING WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

We conquered those **derogatory term used to refer to arab people**! China and India do not deserve ***brown trout*** in my book.

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Guest American for Progress

The U.S. government paid $142 million for prison and other infrastructure in Iraq to a contractor who only completed a third of the work, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). The Pasadena-based Parsons received $142 million as part of a contract valued up to $900 million to build prisons, fire and police facilities, courthouses, and border stations in Iraq, but only completed a fraction of projects. The SIGIR report revealed that "millions of dollars in waste are likely associated with incomplete, terminated and abandoned projects" and nearly 43 percent of disbursed funds "were spent on projects that were either terminated or canceled." Parsons' record in Iraq has been marked by extensive waste and mismanagement. A January SIGIR report showed that Parsons' failures "touched on nearly every aspect of the company's operation in the country" and were enabled by a "confluence of shortfalls," including "weak oversight, unrealistic schedules, a failure to report problems in a timely fashion and poor supervision." Parsons was also responsible for repairing the Baghdad Police College, but the building was left crumbling and with "ceilings still stained with excrement" more than a year after Parsons promised Congress it would fix the building.

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Guest A Friend of Dusty

I see that UAE is benifiting from the new Iraq. Dana Gas, the United Arab Emirates-based oil and gas company, will start natural gas production from a gas field in northern Iraq in September and is preparing to drill appraisal wells at a second field next year, a top company executive said Thursday.

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