Sunday, October 24, 2004

Pentagon whistle-blower objected to Halliburton deals

Beyond the Call of Duty
A whistle-blower objected to the government's Halliburton deals—and says now she's paying for it
TIME Magazine,9171,1101041101-733760,00.html
Bunnatine (Bunny) Greenhouse
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004
In February 2003, less than a month before the U.S. invaded Iraq, Bunnatine (Bunny) Greenhouse walked into a Pentagon meeting and with a quiet comment started what could be the end of her career. On the agenda was the awarding of an up to $7 billion deal to a subsidiary of Houston-based conglomerate Halliburton to restore Iraq's oil facilities. On hand were senior officials from the office of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and aides to retired Lieut. General Jay Garner, who would soon become the first U.S. administrator in Iraq......