Washington DC - Private investigators have determined that Halliburton Corporation has bilked the US taxpayers out of $3,000,000,000 in Iraq. When the proof was brought before members of Congress the majority displayed complete failure to investigate. When the proof was brought to the Vice President, who owns a good portion of the company and has made millions from the war scams, he told the investigators to "drop dead" and that the laws didn't apply to him. He said: "Laws don't apply to me and my family."
Halliburton has taken $1000 for every man woman and child in the US, for services that it failed to deliver. While Halliburton employees in Iraq basked in unmitigated luxury, obscene excess, American uniformed troops didn't have clean dry tents to sleep in. Some Republicans in the Congress took the absurd attitude that people should look at what is going right instead of focusing on the negative.
When at a press conference President Bush was asked about the obscene amount of waste at the expense of American troops and American taxpayers he responded: "Of course I support our troops, that is why we are going to terminate all funding to schools across this land so that we can increase recruitments for a 'surge to win' strategy. In another decade or so we will defeat the terrorists. We don't have time and funds to waste persecuting American companies that have no-bid, cost-plus contracts; they are doing a great job increasing the incomes of the wealthiest Americans who also qualify for my tax breaks. Why can't more of you just try to love America like my family does?"