The expenditure of U.S. dollars will reflect the fact that U.S. troops and other troops risk their life . . . ,” Bush said. “It’s very simple. Our people risk their lives. Coalition — friendly coalition folks risk their lives. And therefore, the contracting is going to reflect that. And that’s what the U.S. taxpayers expect.
Nevermind that we didn’t want this illegal war in Iraq in the first place. Nevermind that we didn’t want this damned retard in the Oval Office in the first place. Now he’s concerned about what taxpayers want? Also nevermind that he’s asking these same countries that we’re denying contracts to, to send their guys to die in Iraq, but they don’t get any say in how the country is rebuilt.
Asked by a reporter to respond to German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s suggestion that there might be some issues of international law involved, Bush said: “International law? I better call my lawyer. . . . I don’t know what you’re talking about, about international law. Better consult my lawyer.”
Yeah, that’d be a good idea, you moron. While you’re at it, you’d better consult on that fact that you invaded a country illegally, too.
Also: the companies that we are giving contracts to are overcharging and are now under investigation:
Halliburton may have overcharged millions. A Pentagon audit has found Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company may have overcharged the Army by $1.09 per gallon for nearly 57 million gallons of gasoline delivered to citizens in Iraq, senior defense officials say. Auditors found potential overcharges of up to $61 million for gasoline that a Halliburton subsidiary delivered as part of its no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq’s oil industry.