In June of this year, a panel of congressional Democrats
held a hearing into the overspending and contracts involving Halliburton. During
this hearing, testimony was given by some prominent individuals who are close to
Rory Mayberry, who was a supervisor for HalliburtonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
subsidiary Kellogg Root and Brown gave video testimony about rancid food being
served to the soldiers in Iraq. Sometimes this food would be a year past its
expiration date. His testimony also included how KR&B would charge the
government for 10,000 meals a day which were never served.
Those are some severe allegations about the Vice
PresidentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s former company. What has been done about it? Well apparently the
government doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t care about the frivolous spending or the treatment of our
troops because they have done nothing yet.
The government has taken actions on other testimony
however. Bunnatine H. Greenhouse has worked for the Army Corp of Engineers for
over 20 years in the procurement office. During the past several years she was
the top Army official when it came to Army contracts. Now she has been demoted.
During the June hearing she gave testimony that KBR was
given an unusual amount of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œswayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â over the terms of its no-bid contract. She
further testified that Don RumsfeldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s office intervened on the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s behalf.
She summed it up as:
"I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to
contracts awarded to KBR represents the most blatant and improper abuse I
have witnessed during the course of my professional career,"