Tuesday, October 9, 2007

War profiteers profit, American taxpayers get screwed

From T/P:

State Department Hired Corrupt Contractor To Build U.S. Embassy In Iraq

Did you know that we need a lavish $592-million embassy in Iraq. The embassy complex will have a staff of 1,000 people and operating costs will total $1.2 billion a year. We need this so it should be well built, right?

"Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and raised concerns about the “substandard work” done by the prime contractor, First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting Company.Waxman’s investigation has uncovered not only poor workmanship — widespread defects in fire detection systems and electrical wiring"

Incompetence, corruption and war profiteering... the legacy of the Bush Administration.

1 comment:

i.m.small said...

A PRAYER OF WAR AND PROFITEERING

Heavenly Lord, the profiteers
Belong in hell, for endless years--
Since Congress seems unable to
Act we must leave it up to you.

Check out the vote, and count the tally
Of names Republican that rally
In order to condone a fraud--
It is not right or just, by God.

Waxman´s amendment tried to fix--
That´s number 746
For an example: read it plain,
Then note the vote and sigh again.

Lord, with this kind of government--
Obstructionist in their intent
So many--how can long survive
This nation? No, it has to dive.

Refer again, as name by name,
You note the vote, and then exclaim
Which faction is obstructionist:
This land is by corruption kissed.

Heavenly Lord, please damn to hell
War-profiteers, and those as well
That smoothed the facile path for them:
Do unequivocally condemn.

There is no hope for justice here
Within America, that is clear,
Because this body insincere
With profit will not interfere
When even it has come by fraud:
Therefore I pray, condemn them, God.