Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Halliburton to the rescue...again

Someone, and I don’t remember which blogger it was, while berating the inadequacies of disaster relief for Katrina, mentioned, maybe partly in jest, that Cheney might help Halliburton get the rebuilding contract for New Orleans. How cynical can one get, I remember thinking to myself.

This precisely has what has happened now (tip from MWC, thanks V) with Kellogg, Brown & Moore getting a $500 million contract for the reconstruction efforts in New Orleans. Check out the news article here.

Jermey Weidenhof offers his arguments in defense of the president in the Lone Star Times report here.

A few weeks ago I remember defending Nalini Chidambaram in an article by Arnab on nepotism in awarding some Income Tax cases by the Finance Ministry to her.

How different is the nepotism in the case of Halliburton now, albeit on a much grander scale?

Update: V had originally sent this link here, but this site being called halliburtonwatch.org, I was skeptical about the veracity of this report. Also the fact that this piece has been composed while gawking at the amazing, er tennis prowess of Maria Sharapova. She is playing Nadia Petrova in the US Open quarterfinals, and I am watching it in my hotel room in Houston, while pondering my dinner plans. Italian or Tex-Mex ??? Maybe I could take a stroll down to the Halliburton headoffice, a la Michael Moore, and heckle, if not anyone else, the security guard, at the very least.

5 Comments:

Anonymous V said...

No problem Sourin for some reason your link is going somewhere else.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/hurricane_katrina.html

V

7:14 PM  
Blogger chappan said...

Thanks V, have made the appropriate changes, while providing the rationale.

Thanx for the link.

Sourin

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Vulturo said...

OT, sorry

You misspelled 'libertarian' in your blog description. Ouch, that hurts

7:53 AM  
Blogger gawker said...

Check here for more instances of Bush cronyism. Halliburton is just one amongst a whole pile.

8:43 AM  
Blogger chappan said...

Vulturo: Thats bcos I'm not one, I guess. Thanks for pointing it out.

CG: Thanks for the link.

7:36 PM  

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