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UN says US should repay Iraq for Halliburton overcharges


A story scheduled to run in Saturday's New York Times reveals that a United Nations sponsored auditing committee has advocated that the United States should make amends for overcharged contracting work, RAW STORY has learned.

A few years ago, a separate audit undertaken by the Pentagon determined that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root in 2003 and 2004 had overcharged for fuel deliveries to the US Military. Before becoming Vice President, Dick Cheney was the chief executive for Halliburton.

In December of 2003, President Bush said, "If there is an overcharge, like we think there is, we expect that money to be repaid."

The Times reports that the UN auditing agency has recommended that the US should repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi governmment, which is an amount nearly double than that of earlier estimates.


What's the likelihood that's gonna happen? Since when do we Americans (i.e. this administration) listen to the U.N.? Never mind that it's white-collar looting of a nation trying to mend from a voluntary, pre-emptive invasion of their country.


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