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Subject:  Please Wave Your Flag! Date:  11/1/2004  6:25 AM
Author:  Anibaldo Number:  627683 of 2284126

US army official slams Bush over Halliburton Iraq contracts

By David Randall

01 November 2004

One of the US Army's top procurement officers yesterday called the Bush administration's grant of multibillion-dollar contracts to oil services giant Halliburton "the worst case of contracting abuse she has ever seen".

Bunny Greenhouse, the Corps of Engineers chief contracting official, said: "It was misconduct, and part of that misconduct was blatant." Her comments, made in an interview on NBC's Nightly News programme, came as US government memos revealed that the Pentagon extended a Halliburton contract for 11 months beyond its expiration, despite warnings that the company was "out of control" in its work providing troop support in the Balkans.


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