Iraqis and US soldiers die, war profiteers profiteer


Iraq and US war profiteers

From Common Dreams in the USA:

Thursday, December 1, 2005

War Profiteer Knows How to Party

by Sarah Anderson

Over the past few months, I’ve gotten all kinds of flak from CEOs who were the subject of a report I co-authored about executive pay among defense contractors.

Jack London of CACI International, whose employees interrogated prisoners at Abu Ghraib, denounced what I wrote as “shameful” and “ignorant.”

A United Technologies official accused me (falsely) of slander.

But the man who got the worst skewering was silent.

David H. Brooks, CEO of bulletproof vest maker DHB Industries, earned $70 million in 2004, 13,349 percent more than his pre-9/11 compensation, according to “Executive Excess,” co-published by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.

On top of that, Brooks sold company stock worth about $186 million last year, spooking investors who drove DHB’s share price from more than $22 to as low as $6.50.

12 thoughts on “Iraqis and US soldiers die, war profiteers profiteer

  1. Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 17:37:50 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *GOP Blocks Measures Boosting Taxes on Oil Companies’ Profits*

    As long as we have two oil men in the White House and REPUBLICANS in
    charge of Congress, we will never have any relief from the oil
    companies’ price gouging.

    You see, these REPUBLICAN ghouls enable the oil companies to make their
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    *GOP Blocks Measures Boosting Taxes on Oil Companies’ Profits*

    Provisions Passed by Senate Would Raise About $5 Billion

    by Jonathan Weisman
    The Washington Post
    April 26, 2006

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    Read this at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/25/AR2006042501738_pf.html

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  2. Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:00:57 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *Pelosi gives ’em hell*

    Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rips one off to the House
    Republicans and Bush (I think it was) yesterday.

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    *Pelosi gives ’em hell*

    video at: http://www.democraticleader.house.gov/video/NP424.wmv

    by Atrios
    April 26, 2006

    transcript

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    Read this at:
    http://atrios.blogspot.com/2006_04_23_atrios_archive.html#114599492383745032

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  3. Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:55:22 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *Exxon Mobil profit rises on soaring prices*

    Boycott all Exxon and Mobil gas stations.

    The oil giant is making obscene profits and handing that money over to
    its executives.

    They should be lowering gasoline prices and keeping their profits to
    something reasonable.

    Boycott.

    Do NOT buy Exxon/Mobil gasoline.

    It is the only way to fight back against greedy, grasping, lying creeps
    like the retiring CEO of Exxon.

    He should be shunned by polite society and Exxon should be deprived of
    income.

    Here’s more on the Exxon CEO’s compensation package and pay:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/13/business/13exxon.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/15/business/15pay.html
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1841989
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12356099/
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/exxon_pay;_ylt=AoRF7dRaRcVpzweWtVljBDEDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBhcmljNmVhBHNlYwNtcm5ld3M-

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    *Exxon Mobil profit rises on soaring prices*

    Reuters
    April 27, 2006

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    Read this at: http://tinyurl.com/qj2zh

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  4. Thu, 27 Apr 2006 18:02:51 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *will oil prices drop dramatically within 12 months?*

    It MAY be that we are being snookered by the Big Oil companies and there
    is NO oil shortage.

    >

    It’s possible the price of oil could fall dramatically within the next
    12 months.

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  5. Thu, 27 Apr 2006 19:07:51 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *Big-mouth Bush told Clinton how to handle OPEC*

    Gosh, having the Intrnet is wonderful.

    And videotape is magical.

    Roll the tape.

    Oil was at about $18 a barrel during the Clinton years and heading “up”
    to about $21 a barrel when candidate Bush decided to give President
    Clinton some “advice.”

    ————————————————————————

    *Big-mouth Bush told Clinton how to handle OPEC*

    by Evelyn Pringle
    The Smirking Chimp
    April 27, 2006

    >

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    evelyn.pringle@sbcglobal.net

    Read this at:
    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/article.php?sid=25856&mode=nested&order=0

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  6. Sun, 30 Apr 2006 12:21:09 -0400
    From: hapi22
    Subject: *Thieves in the White House*

    Here’s something to ponder when the whore pundits tell us that the high
    gasoline prices are being caused by a shortage of oil.

    >

    >
    .

    That means SIXTY MILLION of the seventy-five million dollars in BRIBES
    went to the REPUBLICANS.

    Do the math.

    >

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    ————————————————————————
    *Thieves in the White House*

    by Deborah E. Gauthier
    Milford Daily News
    April 29, 2006

    >

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Deb Gauthier can be reached by e-mail at dgauthie@cnc.com

    Read this at:
    http://www.milforddailynews.com/opinion/view.bg?articleid=90777&format=text

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  7. From Google cache:

    New Norwegian government: troops out of Iraq Comments: 5
    Date: 9/13/05 at 11:48AM

    Mood: Listening Playing: War, by Edwin Starr

    In the elections of Norway, the center right governing coalition was beaten by the center left.

    The new Prime Minister, Social Democrat Jens Stoltenberg, has said: The US Bush administration will “notice that we pull back our soldiers from Iraq”.

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