a few people are celebrating tonight

The US Army said today that it has awarded $72 million in bonuses to Halliburton, a company that, incidentally, is presently being investigated for having over-charged the U.S. tax-payers for its services in Iraq. Of course, in this new war, there’s no shame in getting wealthy while under-equipped US servicemen are being forced to scavenge and beg for protective gear. “Increasing “shareholder value” is, after all, the highest virtue in the “ownership society.” It’s synonymous with patriotism… And, on another happy note, it looks like the Marines won’t prosecute the corporal caught on tape mortally shooting a wounded, unarmed Iraqi insurgent last November… That’s sure to win us some more fans around the world, don’t you think? (Thanks to Kez Panel for the link.)

On a historical note, I thought that I should point out that at one time in our nation’s not too distant past, the label “War Profiteer,” was something to be avoided.

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  1. Posted May 11, 2005 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    This post makes me angry…

    And since when do warcrimes cuaght on tape go unpunished? It makes me want to scream.

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