Paying back those campaign contributions

June 20th, 2003 – 9:49 pm
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Molly Ivins has a great piece up over at about the lack of ethics of one of the corporations the Bush administration has hand-picked to make money off of Iraq.

My, my, my, the great Iraqi Gold Rush is on, and who should be there at the front of the line, right along with Halliburton and Bechtel, but our old friends at WorldCom, perpetrators of the largest accounting fraud in American history.

It’s all part of the privatization of Iraq, doing to that country was has so often failed when it’s been tried anywhere else in the world. Well, failed for the people who have to live with the results, of course, not for the corporations that make a pile of cash and then bail out when things go badly. This time around, it’s the story of war as a business opportunity, in which companies that are close to the Bush administration make the money, and the Iraqi people get to suffer the consequences (in addition to being bombed, shot, robbed and starved).

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