Sunday, July 12, 2009

Well, this should reduce the deaths by electrocutions, anyway

From -
One of the Defense Department's largest contractors has failed in its bid for a pair of lucrative task orders for logistical support work in Afghanistan that could be worth up to $15 billion.

The Army announced this week that DynCorp International LLC was awarded a contract for work in southern Afghanistan while Fluor Intercontinental Inc. will handle services for U.S. troops in the northern section of the country.

KBR Inc., the third firm on the massive LOGCAP IV contract, bid on the work but failed to secure a task order for Afghanistan.

A reminder for those who have short memories: KBR is the contractor that likes to build bathrooms, swimming pools and other structures in Iraq that electrocute the users of those structures.

Maybe it's just my cynicism showing, but does anyone really doubt that KBR would have been awarded the entire contract if Dick Cheney was still in office, no matter what their body count was up to?


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