Outrage, anyone?

Troops and civilians at a U.S. military base in Iraq were exposed to contaminated water last year, and employees for the responsible contractor, Halliburton Co., could not get their company to inform camp residents, according to interviews and internal company documents.

Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Vice President Cheney, disputes the allegations about water problems at Camp Junction City, in Ramadi, even though they were made by its own employees and documented in company e-mails.

“We exposed a base camp population (military and civilian) to a water source that was not treated,” said a July 15, 2005, memo written by William Granger, the official for Halliburton’s KBR subsidiary who was in charge of water quality in Iraq and Kuwait.

An odd time, when obscene lies and bad deeds don’t faze us at all. We just take badness for granted in the Age of Bush. It’s too tiring, too soul-eroding to get upset by it. So we let it go, hoping that if we don’t think about it or say anything, maybe it’ll just go away. We are totally complacent and numb. We hear the charges, but they bounce off us, unprocessed and unregistered. Water off a duck’s back.

The Discussion: 4 Comments


January 24, 2006 @ 1:26 am | Comment

What does it matter? Bush supporters don’t live in reality. I’m convinced that if Bush sodomized a nine year old on the steps of the White House, his supporters would blame the girl. “She led him on!” “It wasn’t really sodomy!” “It was necessary for national security! She threatened our way of life!….”


January 24, 2006 @ 4:44 am | Comment

Yes. Have you heard that “domestic spying” has become “terrorist surveillance” in the Bush dyslexicon?

January 25, 2006 @ 12:33 am | Comment

It’s not a good time to be a halibutron stock holder. Apparently, South Korea has just okayed a suit by Korean soldiers who were ‘adversly affected’ by American chemical weapons during the 60s and 70s.

Guess who manufactured them. Yes, our old friend Haliberton, Americas very own Unit 731.

January 27, 2006 @ 7:35 am | Comment

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