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Thursday, November 13, 2003

This fella worked as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy during the Clinton Years.

You know all that talk about the war being tailor made for Halliburton?

It's all, well, you know, bullshit.

There has been a series of allegations and innuendos recently to the effect that government contracts for work in Iraq and Afghanistan are being awarded in an atmosphere redolent with the "stench of political favoritism and cronyism," to use the description in a report put out by the Center for Public Integrity on campaign contributions by companies doing work in those two countries.

One would be hard-pressed to discover anyone with a working knowledge of how federal contracts are awarded -- whether a career civil servant working on procurement or an independent academic expert -- who doesn't regard these allegations as being somewhere between highly improbable and utterly absurd.
Jeepers Creepers.

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