by David Phinney
Sunday June 16th 2024



The Great Iraq Swindle

How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury: Great attitudinal piece in Rolling Stone covering all the turf that’s been covered before — except for the last part about a previously unreported tip-of-the -iceberg, fly-by-night company known as Wolfpack.

A few new morsels include:
Wolfpack employee Russell Skoug’s battle to get insurance coverage for a severely wounded arm.
When Wolfpack owner Mark Atwood was asked to explain how he could watch one of his best employees (Skoug) get blown up and crippled for life, and then cut him loose with debts totaling well over half a million dollars, Atwood says

“Right now…. I just want some peace.”

No doubt, Skoug would prefer to get his insurance coverage. What Rolling Stone does not report is that Wolfpack is believed NOT to have been carrying the insurance coverage at the time — a violation of US law.
And then there’s:

James Garrison, who worked at a KBR ice plant in Al Asad, recalls an incident when Indian employees threatened to go on strike: “They pulled a bus up, got them in there and said, ‘We’ll ship you outside the front gate if you want to go on strike.'” Not surprisingly, the workers changed their mind about a work stoppage.

Here’s the story: The Great Iraq Swindle


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2 Responses to “The Great Iraq Swindle

  1. Kazuko says:

    The Democrats won Congress by Replacing the Republicans in the South.Those Democrats who won in the South promised not to daagme the war effort. This has disgusted 1/2 the Democrats. The Republicans are disgusted to begin with. The other 1/2 of the Democrats are disgusted with the disgusted Democrats and no one is interested in solving the overspending problem.So you have the Republicans who still support Bush – 24% and no one who supports Congress.

  2. Stoone says:

    LB Benadnis is aweadsome. She has been like this since late 2001/early 2002 as far as I can remember.She was alywas brought on TV shows in the US “for the sake of baladance” and she ended up eatading her adveradsaries. I rememadber her a lot on the Phil Donadahue show. He was evenadtuadally sacked for being the only US broadadcaster against thea0war.There are many honadest Ameradiadcans. But hardly any of them get media time. Unfortunately.Do you rememadber Voices in The Wilderadness? They have been in Iraq since 1993, I think. They did great work for the peoadple. They hardly got air time,a0too.

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