Friday, March 17, 2006

Governor, I hope you didn't drink the water!

I think it was great that Governor Bredesen went to Iraq and Afganistan to visit with our Tennessee national guard troops. His going was good for troop morale and is certainly consistent with his fight to preserve funding for the Tennessee units.
But I hope while he was visiting the bases he didn't drink the water.
What's wrong with the water you ask?
This week, according to U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), the Pentagon's Inspector General has begun an investigation into allegations that Halliburton - operating within the scope of one of its infamous no-bid federal military contracts - may not have properly managed the water purification system for our troops that it was commissioned to handle.
Expecting our troops to tolerate unpurified water drawn from the Euphrates River (no, this ain't the Garden of Eden anymore) is asking too much. Paying a multi-national corporation billions to do a job they didn't do is just plain wrong.