:: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 ::
They will never learn when to give it a rest.
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Tuesday called for an investigation into whether Bush administration contracts to rebuild Iraq favored a company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney.
Halliburton's Texas subsidiary was selected without competitive bids to extinguish oil well fires.
If they were interested in the truth, they might do a bit of research and discover that this is the same company that put out the fires in Kuwait the last time we had to clean-up behind Saddam. The crews that work for this company are the best in the world for this assignment, and in some cases, they are the only ones qualified for the job. Politicians only whine about competetive biddding when it fits their political agenda. If this contract had been given to a friend of Waxman and Dingle, we might be hearing from the other side that the process was unfair. In many cases, however, the right decision is made in the interest of expediency. In this case, Kellogg, Brown & Root have the ability, and we don't have time to waste on petty bickering between no-nothing-neebies with favors to repay.
And so it goes.
:: Mark 1:01 PM [+] ::