Why is Halliburton is allowed to be a company of War Profiteers?

Why did the Bush presidency allow privatization of the military and almost all the war contracts go to Halliburton? Dick Cheney had quit his executive job there when he became the VP. Are most Republicans profiting from continual wars?

Asked By: - 9/24/2010
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After the Soviet Union fell the US under Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney commissioned a study to see if a smaller military could be an option if there were private contractors to do the work that used to be done by members of the military. The study was bid out for 9 million dollars and an oil drilling company called... More
Answered By: Jer.L - 9/24/2010
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This rant is truly old hat. Richard Nixon started the all-volunteer army. Haliburton is the only oil services company that can do the job on a global scale. No one profits from war.
Answered By: regerugged - 9/24/2010
You need to update your talking points. You seem to be working off of a set that is 6-7 years old.
Answered By: Paul - 9/24/2010
no, most Republicans do not profit from continual wars. (that would be like saying that most Democrats profit from continual abortions)
Answered By: Paladin - 9/24/2010
"I have legalized robbery... More
Answered By: doug4jets - 9/24/2010
The military wasn't privatized. It's still funded and commanded by the Federal government. War profiteers exist because essential goods and services are needed during wartime, and the profit motive drives firms that produce those goods and services. Few firms are large enough and agile enough to provide large-scale... More
Answered By: Chris A - 9/24/2010
Its quite simple, thick stupid people who allow them to declare wars, and then seem willing to take part in them......NO QUESTIONS AT, Why are we attacking this country. No defiance at all. Don't blame your greed fuelled politicians and business men. They can only profit from your insane willingness to... More
Answered By: Crow - 9/24/2010
Who in their right mind would leave the comfort of the U.S. and work in a desert war zone for a small profit? Of course the contractors made large profits. Your last question is just silly. I'm pretty sure my Republican pizza-boy, garbage man, and grocery clerk aren't profiting from continual wars any more than you... More
Answered By: Chris B - 9/24/2010
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