first off, it's huge: i've seen estimates elsewhere that its annual operating budget will exceed one billion dollars. more on that kuwaiti firm in a moment. now, remember how the plans are secret? oops! ah well, that's not the worst of it: these are the same kuwaiti friends who we defended in the gulf war. but until i now, it hadn't occurred to me that the word "friends" should have been taken in the context of a "bush friend", meaning using taxpayer money to line corporate coffers at the expense of the proletariat. i'm glad i've got that all straight now.