Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Halliburton decides to cut and run

I am uncertain what, if any, legitimate reasons America's war-profiteering general contractors have for relocating to Dubai but I can think of a few that are not legitimate with any sort of business. Hell, they are the ones protecting and supporting our troops in Iraq -- they should have at least chose a country that didn't harbor some of the 9/11 hijackers. Dubai, home to the world's largest hotel, mall, indoor ski resort and man-made islands resembling the globe, was the logical choice so they could avoid any number of lawsuits resulting from their shoddy and overpriced work in Iraq.

Of course, they likely have chosen Dubai to avoid paying any form of taxes on the billions of dollars of profits garnered during their role in the Iraqi occupation. Dubai is probably a lovely country, not the searing hell-hole infested with large flesh-burrowing sand bugs that friends have told me about from their tours in Iraq. Sure, it probably has more than its share of slums because someone has to work in those hotels that cater to the middle-eastern oil barons who have done little more than owning the right piece of land.

Hell, Halliburton made a very shrewd mode by choosing Dubai. There's no way any American legislators would go after Cheney once he declares Dubai as his primary residence in the near future (either before or after his VP term ends) because that country is swimming in oil and oil keeps the world going round.

3 comments:

Alicia said...

If only the we relied more on Ethanol fuel and less on crude oil...

Alicia said...

Just a thought...
Do you think Halliburton will pass the tax savings onto the American consumer?
Naw. I don't think they will either. ;)

C-dell said...

I saw this on the news. Shameful. It is all about the almighty dollar. they don't care about Troops. You would think a company that the VP works worked for would not cut and run,but it is the first thing they do. Shameful.