Ever eager to wallow in partisan muck (hey- did you know that Cheney once headed Halliburton?), both the Calpundit and Oliver had some rather inflammatory accusations about a routine audit of KBR in Iraq. Oliver called them “Dick Cheney’s War Profiteers,” while Kevin had this to say:
Can you spell “war profiteering”?
I think we can all agree there is no dirtier charge (save treason) than to call someone a war profiteer, yet both of these ‘moderate’ Democrats were quick to launch these partisan salvos, and it appears that both of them owe someone an apology:
Military officials said the Pentagon was negotiating with K.B.R. over how to resolve the fuel charges. But Michael Thibault, deputy director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, said in a telephone interview that a draft report by the agency had recommended that the Army Corps of Engineers seek reimbursement.
The officials said Halliburton did not appear to have profited from overcharging for fuel, but had instead paid a subcontractor too much for the gasoline in the first place.
Halliburton has also said that one reason it needed to charge a high price for fuel was that it must be delivered in a combat zone. Several K.B.R. workers have been killed or wounded in attacks by Iraqis.
Why do Democrats hate working Americans so much? Is no one’s reputation safe in their bid to smear this administation?