Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Proposal For KBR Executives

Kellog, Brown, and Root (KBR), a former Halliburton subsidiary, has profited more than any other US contractor from the war in Iraq, obtaining more than $16-billion in contracts from 2004 to 2006. They accomplished this contracting victory while avoiding the payment of $500-million in Social Security and Medicare taxes.

If the above monetary outrage and allegations of gang-rape by former employees weren't enough, it turns out that KBR has been supplying troops with dirty, illness-inducing water (via ThinkProgress).

My proposal is this: KBR's leaders, including their board, need to be sent on a corporate retreat. Instead of a typical "rent a high-end hotel stocked with booze, prime rib, and prostitutes" week-long male bonding event, supply these guys with
a canteen of KBR water, a knife, and cell phones that only dial Dick Cheney or the New York Times and drop them off in Baghdad for a week.