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Iraq for Sale

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Profit-Chasing Guns-for-Hire Are Killing Us in Iraq and Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The use of private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a few people very, very rich, but it's making the rest of us -- Americans and local civilians alike -- much less safe.

R.I.P. Shane Ratliff, Halliburton Whistleblower

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

His story sketched out the coordinates of greed that connected Houston to Baghdad, and ran through Washington D.C., during the Bush reign.

Can Obama Avoid Another Abu Ghraib?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The president's recent objection to a provision in the 2010 defense funding bill that would make interrogation an "inherently governmental function" is a huge step backwards.

Blackwater by Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like Shit

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

Maybe Blackwater thinks that by changing their name they can distance themselves from the manslaughter charges facing five Blackwater guards involved in the Nisour Square shooting.

KBR Sued for Giving Soldiers Ice with 'Traces of Body Fluids and Putrefied Remains'

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The former Halliburton subsidiary also failed to manage a medical incinerator properly, disposing medical waste and human remains in an open air burn pit.

Going Out of Business: How Much Longer Will Iraq Be for Sale?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The Iraq War and the interrogation of Iraqi prisoners ought to be the responsibility of highly-trained military personnel, not poorly-prepared contractors whose only goal is to make profits.