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(New York Times)   News: Iraq on the mend, awarding $1.1b in contracts to build power plants. Fark: With Iranian and Chinese companies   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2007-10-19 12:17:39 PM  
Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?
 
2007-10-19 01:39:57 PM  
Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.
 
2007-10-19 02:33:25 PM  
We're spending our money over there so they don't have to spend it here.
 
2007-10-19 02:34:18 PM  
not again...
 
2007-10-19 02:34:52 PM  
And this is the biggest reason we need to leave Iraq:

It's in Iraq's interest to team up with the Iranians and the Chinese. The longer we stay there, the more money tagged as "aid" finds its way into the hands of the Chinese and Iranians. Not that I have a problem with this, but if you're going to enrich a few people at the expense of the taxpayer, might as well make sure they're American, not Chinese.
 
2007-10-19 02:35:10 PM  
Mishin Accompwished.
 
2007-10-19 02:35:19 PM  
I was going to make a comment related to how surprised i am that they don't want to pay the country that just bombed the shiat out of them to rebuild... but screw it. Nothing is going to top BooBoo23's post.
 
2007-10-19 02:35:21 PM  
The Iraqi electricity minister, Karim Wahid....

Wait, watt?
 
2007-10-19 02:35:25 PM  
And we're supposed to believe this coming from a satirical "news" source like the New York Times?
 
2007-10-19 02:35:43 PM  
It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.

I give up! I cant top that.
 
2007-10-19 02:35:56 PM  
BooBoo23: Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.


ROR

/ orry?
 
2007-10-19 02:36:38 PM  
ROR indeed.
 
2007-10-19 02:36:57 PM  
www.corkinthewater.com
 
2007-10-19 02:38:20 PM  
There's your Iraqi Freedom, Bush you biatch.
 
2007-10-19 02:38:53 PM  
BooBoo23: Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.


www.aa2sbu.org
/You good enough to be numba won son...
 
2007-10-19 02:39:52 PM  
web.lemoyne.edu
 
2007-10-19 02:40:45 PM  
Iraq will be trying to build nuclear reactors, directly leading to WMDs in the hands of a dictator. We must invade immediately to ensure that our children don't have to live under the specter of nuclear -


wait, what?
 
2007-10-19 02:42:18 PM  
At least their electricity will be low cost and gay free.
 
2007-10-19 02:42:30 PM  
I love a good lose-lose. Give the job to a US company? Proof that it was the reason for the invasion. Give the job to a foreign company? Proof that we shouldn't have invaded if we couldn't secure the jobs for our boys.
 
2007-10-19 02:43:09 PM  
BooBoo23: Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.


haha, I lol'd
 
2007-10-19 02:43:14 PM  
I'll do it for $15,000:

img134.imageshack.us
 
2007-10-19 02:43:30 PM  
So what is the pie in the sky outcome here? Through doing business w/ Iran & China the people see how great freedom & democrocy is so they will plant the seed in their own country? I would love to see it happen but this didn't work out so well in China last time through.

www.manbottle.com
 
2007-10-19 02:43:32 PM  
Wait, you mean our well thought-out plan to topple the reigning government in Iraq had unintended negative consequences? What a surprise... I have yet to see any benefit to the war in Iraq. It'd be nice if the war made us safer, but it hasn't.
 
2007-10-19 02:43:32 PM  
jakomo002: There's your Iraqi Freedom, Bush you biatch.

Eh, it is. Seems their government is becoming independent, i.e. somewhat more stable.

Maybe we'll be able to pull out of the region a bit after all. I'm calling this one a win.
 
2007-10-19 02:43:35 PM  
LETS ALL MOVE TO CANADA!!!!

*crickets*

Guys?...Guys?
 
2007-10-19 02:44:35 PM  
JDAT: So what is the pie in the sky outcome here? Through doing business w/ Iran & China the people see how great freedom & democrocy is so they will plant the seed in their own country? I would love to see it happen but this didn't work out so well in China last time through.

I dunno, moving all of America's industrial manufacturing capability to China sure has worked wonders for the American economy. Right?
 
2007-10-19 02:44:38 PM  
Our work is done here.

/rides off into the sunset.
 
2007-10-19 02:44:40 PM  
BooBoo23: It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.

Winner
 
2007-10-19 02:44:55 PM  
www.kscakes.com.nyud.net:8080
 
2007-10-19 02:45:23 PM  
BooBoo23: Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.


I'm spontaneously having your baby.
 
2007-10-19 02:45:24 PM  
ironically, american companies are probably too corrupt and will do a shiatty job like the schools they built a while ago
 
2007-10-19 02:45:33 PM  
What a tweeeest!

I'm not acutely familiar with American political policies. But I thought the Iraqi government was basically obligated to function in the best interest of the US? Given that the US forcefully knocked Saddam out of power and gave it to more 'democratic' Iraqi folk, why in the world is the Iraqi government giving over billion dollar contracts to states which basically go against US interest (Chinese/Iran). Were there not any other companies from other countries that could have been given the contracts instead? I'm well aware we're talking about companies and not government here, but still.

Once again, excuse my ignorance if I've missed something blatantly obvious.
 
2007-10-19 02:45:43 PM  
czarangelus: Iraq will be trying to build nuclear reactors, directly leading to WMDs in the hands of a dictator. We must invade immediately to ensure that our children don't have to live under the specter of nuclear -


wait, what?


Why'd you stop? You were on to something.
 
2007-10-19 02:45:47 PM  
Whats a nice and polite way to say that this entire Iraq disaster has become quite entertaining.
 
2007-10-19 02:46:19 PM  
Hey, maybe the Iranian and Chinese companies actually might build something in return for the money, instead of just cashing the cheque and then sitting on their arse the way Halliburton does. Part of the reason Iraq is still a shambles is that the US war profiteers contracted to rebuild... aren't. Or they're throwing up the cheapest possible bare minimum of a power plant/school/bridge, and then leaving.
 
2007-10-19 02:46:23 PM  
czarangelus: JDAT: So what is the pie in the sky outcome here? Through doing business w/ Iran & China the people see how great freedom & democrocy is so they will plant the seed in their own country? I would love to see it happen but this didn't work out so well in China last time through.

I dunno, moving all of America's industrial manufacturing capability to China sure has worked wonders for the American economy. Right?


I call it short term gain, long term loss.
 
2007-10-19 02:46:35 PM  
Pull the troops now.
 
2007-10-19 02:47:33 PM  
How DARE those Iraqis act like an independent nation!!

/poetic justice, Dubya
 
2007-10-19 02:47:59 PM  
They can have this. After all, we only went into Iraq to take all their oil, right? We've still got that.
 
2007-10-19 02:49:29 PM  
lsc78: Pull the troops now.

You just made Baby Jezus cry...
 
2007-10-19 02:49:44 PM  
We invaded a country, and we can't even reap it's natural ressources?

Bullshiat, I say, BULLSHIAT
 
2007-10-19 02:50:15 PM  
JDAT: I call it short term gain, long term loss.

Oh, I totally agree with you. In fact, I'd say that the conservatives are splitting into two camps - the moneyed globalists who don't want to stop illegal immigration and a pro-outsourcing, pro-war (big industry,) and pro-NAU... and then the patriotic nationalists who are looking for a return of American industry, sovereignty, and small government. It's going to be interesting to see how this dynamic plays out, almost represented by Guiliani vs. Ron Paul. On the other hand, I figure if Ron Paul comes anywhere close to winning the nomination, the moneyed globalists will just have him shot.
 
2007-10-19 02:51:02 PM  
Tatsuma: We invaded a country, and we can't even reap it's natural ressources?

Bullshiat, I say, BULLSHIAT


That is the unfortunate difference between invading & liberating.
 
2007-10-19 02:51:19 PM  
What you libs don't seem to get is that they're buying their products over there so that they don't buy them over here.

But I bet you libs would love that!
 
2007-10-19 02:52:38 PM  
czarangelus: I dunno, moving all of America's industrial manufacturing capability to China sure has worked wonders for the American economy. Right?

Move along, nothing to see here...

www.newyorkfed.org

Wait, what?
 
2007-10-19 02:53:06 PM  
This is fine with me. How awesome would it be if more nations decided to help Iraq instead of using it as a way to stick it to the US (thereby hurting the Iraqis)? Imagine if our so called allies lent a hand to the Iraq people by bringing in business, job and military support to fight off insurgents. That would be a hoot.
 
2007-10-19 02:53:42 PM  
JDAT: Tatsuma: We invaded a country, and we can't even reap it's natural ressources?

Bullshiat, I say, BULLSHIAT

That is the unfortunate difference between invading & liberating.


Bullshiat. Iraq will pay for their own war in the end. Just like they did the first time.
 
2007-10-19 02:54:00 PM  
Shvetz: Wait, you mean our well thought-out plan to topple the reigning government in Iraq had unintended negative consequences? What a surprise... I have yet to see any benefit to the war in Iraq. It'd be nice if the war made us safer, but it hasn't.

What are you talking about? It bleed off that nasty surplus of money the US government had. Made defense contracts a bucket load of money, and took many able body skilled workers out of the country at time when the economy was starting to slow down and jobs were hard to come by. The war was great all around, I'm haveing an awsome time comforting widows and farking orphans.
 
2007-10-19 02:54:02 PM  
BooBoo23: Bob Falfa: Wait, Halliburton is Chinese?

It's their Chinese subsidiary, Harriuburton.


Actually, it's Jack Burton...

usera.imagecave.com

What's going on, Wang?
 
2007-10-19 02:54:20 PM  
G-Snake: What a tweeeest!

I'm not acutely familiar with American political policies. But I thought the Iraqi government was basically obligated to function in the best interest of the US? Given that the US forcefully knocked Saddam out of power and gave it to more 'democratic' Iraqi folk, why in the world is the Iraqi government giving over billion dollar contracts to states which basically go against US interest (Chinese/Iran). Were there not any other companies from other countries that could have been given the contracts instead? I'm well aware we're talking about companies and not government here, but still.

Once again, excuse my ignorance if I've missed something blatantly obvious.


maybe becuase the Iraqi government has decided it makes sense to do things that are in their best interest, irregardless of whether it is good for the US or not. They have been heading more and more in this direction. For example, trying to get Blackwater out of their country.
 
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