Monday, March 12, 2007
You might remember from an earlier post on this blog that KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, was recently implicated in the inhumane treatment of wounded US combat veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center. Today the Army’s Surgeon General who was responsible for administration of the center from 2002 to 2004 resigned. In a move that may or may not be related, Halliburton announced plans to move its world headquarters from the US to the UAE. I can’t help but wonder if this is some kind of preemtive maneuver to avoid impending legal accountability for crimes likely committed during the period of absent congressional oversight of the war in Iraq from the 2003 invasion until shortly after the 2006 elections.