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

    Feb 6, 2003
    London UK
    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

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    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


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    Back to working on those new nuclear weapons Bush will be using soon.

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