Bechtel pulling out of Iraq - it's too dangerous.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by toontra, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. toontra macrumors 6502

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    Just heard on BBC Radio 4 that Bechtel are completely withdrawing from all Iraq contracts, saying things have got too dangerous for their staff.

    It's all such a long way from the euphoric days of the garland-strewn "liberators" and the juicy no-tender contracts. Presumably the money/risk equation has tilted too far in the risk direction.

    I suppose that's what happens if you leave reconstruction to private companies - they'll take the work (money) whilst things are "relatively" smooth-running, but when the going gets tough, the money is counted and the show moves on.
     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Let's hope the domino theory applies here.

    You really can't blame Bechtel. Remember the scene in "Fahrenheit 9/11" where the businessmen were attending a military-industrial conference, and the guy on stage was talking about what a sweet deal it was going to be working in Iraq?
     
  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Back to working on those new nuclear weapons Bush will be using soon.
     

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