Friday, July 18, 2008

While VIPs Fly in Style, Grunts are Electrocuted in Iraq

Another gem this morning, this time from The New York Times.

Shoddy electrical work at bases in Iraq is causing fires, injuries, and deaths.

"During just one six-month period — August 2006 through January 2007 — at least 283 electrical fires destroyed or damaged American military facilities in Iraq"

Is it not enough that bad guys want to kill our troops on an almost daily basis? Now our soldiers have to worry about dying in the shower from electrocution or in a fire caused by faulty wiring? Who handles construction and maintenance for our bases?

Oh yeah, our good friend KBR. That's the nice company that's already in trouble for "overbilling, providing unsafe water to soldiers and failing to protect female employees who were sexually assaulted." Looks like they still have a lot of Halliburton in them. Can a company be charged with treason?

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