An auditing board sponsored by the United Nations recommended yesterday that the United States repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi government for contracting work in 2003 and 2004 assigned to Kellogg, Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary.
The work was paid for with Iraqi oil proceeds, but the board said it was either carried out at inflated prices or done poorly.
Raw Story reports that Big Dick's riding high on his stock options in the country.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) asserts that Cheney's options -- worth $241,498 a year ago -- are now valued at more than $8 million. The former CEO of the oil and gas services juggernaut, Cheney has pledged to give proceeds to charity.
There's something about seeing the words "Cheney" and "charity" in the same sentence that just doesn’t jibe. I'll be interested to see what "charity" reaps the benefit of Mister Cheney's largesse.