U.S. Wasting Billions While Tripling No-Bid Contracts After Decade of War in Iraq, Af

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September 2, 2011, Still nothing done about it!!!

As the war in Afghanistan approaches its 10th anniversary, a pair of new reports reveal how the Pentagon has squandered tens of billions of dollars while tripling the amount of no-bid contracts. The bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting concludes that between $31 billion and $60 billion spent on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years has been lost to waste and fraud. In Afghanistan, the commission found the United States is indirectly funding the Taliban as money diverted from U.S.-backed projects is paid out to militants to ensure safety. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s use of no-bid contracts has tripled since the United States was attacked on 9/11, in spite of promises to reform the controversial practice. A new investigative report from the Center for Public Integrity says no-bid spending has ballooned from $50 billion in 2003 to $140 billion in 2011. We speak with Charles Tiefer, a member of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan and a professor of government contracting at the University of Baltimore Law School, and with Sharon Weinberger of the Center for Public Integrity, author of the investigative series "Windfalls of War." "There are as many contractors in the war zone as there are soldiers. But we haven’t adjusted our thinking for it. We haven’t adjusted our structure for it," Tiefer says.
U.S. Wasting Billions While Tripling No-Bid Contracts After Decade of War in Iraq, Afghanistan | Democracy Now!

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Windfalls of war: Pentagon's no-bid contracts triple in 10 years of war | Center for Public Integrity



 
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The Obamacare website was a no bid contract..

Only problem with your picture.. IN 2001.. Cheney did not own stock in Haliburton.

He had donated all of his Haliburton stocks, and future options to charity in 2000.
 
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cheney donates the overwhelming majority of his wealth to charities. this left wing smear job at his expense that he is the epitome of the evil exploitive crony capitalist is absurd.
 

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That's right everyone, miss the point, point fingers, defend your "side," blame the other.

As long as this continues, there's no hope for the US of A.

The truth is hiding in plain sight:

...no-bid spending has ballooned from $50 billion in 2003 to $140 billion in 2011.
Can you see it? Please, tell me you do.
 
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That's right everyone, miss the point, point fingers, defend your "side," blame the other.
Except the OP only blames folks who haven't been in power since January 20th at noon 2009. And you are loathe to blame Obama all too often.
 
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Wow who is in the Executive Branch creating the no bid decisions.


The name ain't Bush.. remember the no bid Contract agreement with Haliburton was granted for 10 years by, Clinton.. so the Bush Administration had no dealings with Haliburton... it was Bubba.





This is one that "Bush Did it" isn't an out for Obama.
 
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imaginethat

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Wow who is in the Executive Branch creating the no bid decisions.

The name ain't Bush.. remember the no bid Contract agreement with Haliburton was granted for 10 years by, Clinton.. so the Bush Administration had no dealings with Haliburton... it was Bubba.

This is one that "Bush Did it" isn't an out for Obama.
Too bad.

You didn't see what is hiding in plain sight.

Instead, you chose to defend your side.
 
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Too bad.

You didn't see what is hiding in plain sight.

Instead, you chose to defend your side.
I am not blaming Obama alone

Could Bush have broken the Contracts, Possibly... the action could have been challenged in the courts,

You see it was President Clinton gave 10 year contract between the military and Haliburton which had to be honored until 2008.. this began during the Balkins

in 2009, President Obama extened the contracts until 2015.