US corporations profit from Iraq war. Robert Greenwald film

Iraq war profiteers in the US, cartoon

ABC News (USA) reports:

Sept. 4, 2006 — He’s tackled Wal-Mart and Fox News with his scathing documentaries.

Now, filmmaker Robert Greenwald is releasing a documentary which argues that private companies helping to fight the war in Iraq don’t have the nation’s best interests in mind.

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers” debuts in limited release this week, and presents an assault on companies that provide the kinds of services in Iraq that the military once handled itself, such as supplying food, water and mail delivery for the reconstruction.

In the film, former KBR/Halliburton water purification specialist Ben Carter is interviewed and says when a motor went out on a truck, they would “buy a new truck … and bill the government.”

Greenwald also interviewed relatives of four Blackwater Security guards who were mutilated in Fallujah [see also here] in March, 2004.

One mother claimed her son died because the company cut corners, failing to supply armored vehicles or maps.

See also here.

Review by Senator Edward Kennedy: here.

7 thoughts on “US corporations profit from Iraq war. Robert Greenwald film

  1. See near YOU for FREE at home/church – IRAQ FOR SALE: The War

    Posted by: “bigraccoon”

    Wed Oct 4, 2006 9:48 am (PST)

    IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers


    Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.


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