Aw.... there's more to it, it turns out (18 bil)
Posted to Poetry and Politics
by mot-juste on 2004-07-04 14:25:00
Re: " 18 billion siphoned directly from the public coffer into the pockets of Halliburton".
BAGHDAD, July 3 -- The U.S. government has spent 2 percent of an $18.4 billion aid package (...)
One of the principal beneficiaries of the development fund money was Halliburton Co., which was paid hundreds of millions of dollars to truck gasoline and other fuels into Iraq (...) because of problems with Iraq's refineries.
According to the GAO report, $1.1 billion of the $1.9 billion allocated for fuel imports was disbursed. (...) it is not clear how much went to Halliburton (...)
Washington Post article