Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thank you much, Dickie and George! God Bless!
Take the time and read this article in full if you got the time. Often I wonder whether we shall ever hear the complete story about the entire damage DBR (Dickie, Bushie and Rumi) and their 'security' advisers have incurred to the world with their Iraq 'liberation' games. For one thing, they were able to establish in charge of the 'liberated' country the third most corrupt administration on the planet, after Somalia and Myanmar. I doubt Iraq in Sadam's times was ever that high on the corruption scale... Anyways, Halliburton and Blackwater sure made some great deals down there for themselves not only by damaging innocent Iraqi's but more so the hundreds of thousands American soldiers. And all this at the US taxpayers' cost. What a mess!
A Georgia man has filed a lawsuit against contractor KBR and its former parent company, Halliburton, saying the companies exposed everyone at Joint Base Balad in Iraq to unsafe water, food and hazardous fumes from the burn pit there.
Joshua Eller, who worked as a civilian computer-aided drafting technician with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, said military personnel, contractors and third-country nationals may have been sickened by contamination at the largest U.S. installation in Iraq, home to more than 30,000 service members, Defense Department civilians and contractors.
“Defendants promised the United States government that they would supply safe water for hygienic and recreational uses, safe food supplies and properly operate base incinerators to dispose of medical waste safely,” according to the lawsuit, filed Nov. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. “Defendants utterly failed to perform their promised duties.”
Eller and his attorneys are seeking to have the lawsuit declared a class action.
Diana Gabriel, a spokeswoman for Halliburton, said her company is “improperly named” in the lawsuit. “As such, we expect Halliburton to be dismissed from the action as Halliburton has no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for the actions alleged,” Gabriel said. “It would be inappropriate for Halliburton to comment on the merits of a matter affecting only the interest of KBR.”