Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Green Zone gang-rape: another KBR job hazard

Never Forget: what's always been the most important thing in this Crusade for Iraqi Democracy is safeguarding the freedoms of our brave American contractors who risk their lives every day to bring us $100 oil:

"These are the worst types of crimes that can happen to a citizen abroad," said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, who wrote the letter with Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich. "I think there's going to be some movement by the Justice Department now that this is in the public domain."

Finding a patriot like Ted Poe waging war here (not quite like Charlie Wilson, but close) has to be the surprise of the season. Of course when the laws were being written absolving corporations of every single tort responsibility, he was on the front lines there too...

KBR lawyers have asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to dismiss the cases so they can be handled through the company's Employee Dispute Resolution Program. KBR and Halliburton employees sign contracts in which they agree to resolve disputes and claims against the company through an arbitrator.

The company picks the arbitrator. KBR has only won 80% of the arbitration claims filed against it.

You know, you'd think they could do better than that.

Update (12/13): Think Progress has more, including video of Poe on Lou Dobbs' program last night.

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