4,875. 3/24/2003

“On 24 March, 2003 the Pentagon announced that it had awarded a contract to Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), the engineering subsidiary of the multinational energy services company, Halliburton, for a sum that might total $7 billion. The contracts were to rebuild Iraq’s oil infrastructure and, controversially, to import fuel for the domestic Iraqi market. Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, had served as Halliburton’s chairman in the 1990s, and the company could never quite shake off the allegations of shady dealing and cronyism that accompanied the award of these contracts.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 252

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