Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The Ten Most Brazen Profiteers of Iraq War
The history of American war profiteering is rife with egregious examples of incompetence, fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, bribery and misconduct. As war historian Stuart Brandes has suggested, each new war is infected with new forms of war profiteering. Iraq is no exception. From criminal mismanagement of Iraq's oil revenues to armed private security contractors operating with virtual impunity, this war has created opportunities for an appalling amount of corruption. What follows is a list of some of the worst Iraq war profiteers who have bilked American taxpayers and undermined the military's mission.
His list is as follows:
- No. 1 and No. 2: CACI and Titan
- No. 3: Bechtel
- No. 4: Aegis Defense Services
- No. 5: Custer Battles
- No. 6: General Dynamics
- No. 7: Nour USA Ltd.
- No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10: Chevron, ExxonMobil and the Petro-imperialists
See the link for explanations of his picks.