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