In the days prior to the invasion of Iraq last year, there was much speculation regarding the actual purpose of the venture. The Bushies claimed everything from Saddam Hussein’s massive stockpile of doomsday weaponry to the alleged attempt (supposedly by Iraqi intelligence agents) on Bush Sr.’s life some years ago. Now that all the lies have been exposed, there remains only the excuse of the Bushies’ desire to spread democracy and ‘freedom’ around the Middle East. They have claimed (reminiscent of the Vietnam-era “Domino Theory”) that once Iraq enjoys its freedom and democracy, its neighbors will follow suit. To the Bushies and their ignorant sycophants, all talk of empire, oil, and profits is just unpatriotic conspiracy theory. If that were the case, and the Bushies were actually telling the truth, then Halliburton would never have been allowed in the same hemisphere as Iraq.

Case in point:

DeYoung audited accounts for Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR. She claims there was no effort to hold down costs because all costs were passed on directly to taxpayers. She repeatedly complained to superiors of waste and fraud. The company’s response, according to deYoung was: “We can be as dumb and stupid as we want in the first year of a war, nobody’s going to care.”

DeYoung produced documents detailing alleged waste even on routine services: $50,000 a month for soda, at $45 a case; $1 million a month to clean clothes — or $100 for each 15-pound bag of laundry.

“That money could have been used to take care of soldiers,” she said.

DeYoung also claims people were paid to do nothing. Mike West says he was one of them. Paid $82,000 a year to be a labor foreman in Iraq, West claims he never had any laborers to supervise. “They said just log 12 hours a day and walk around and look busy,” he said. “OK, so we did.”

Both deYoung and West have since left the company. Pentagon documents obtained by NBC News support the whistleblowers’ charges.

You can read the rest of this report HERE.

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