Friday, November 17, 2006

iraq for sale: the war profiteers

iraq for sale: the war profiteers will be showing in portland at performance works northwest on sunday night at 7. it is also available on dvd from the disinformation corporation.

from wikipedia: Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is a documentary about the ongoing Iraq War and the behavior of companies with no-bid contracts working within Iraq. The movie was made by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. The movie criticizes the perceived greed, waste, and ineffectiveness of the contractors in a war that has been privatized by corporations on a historic level. Specifically, the film claims contractors are over-billing the government and doing substandard work while endangering the lives of American soldiers and private citizens. The documentary contends these major four companies are composed of ex-military and ex-government workers who unethically help these companies get and keep enormous contracts and milk the American taxpayer.

The companies criticized are: Blackwater, KBR-Halliburton, CACI, and Titan.

also, here is an interview with robert greenwald on the conscious media network...

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