Pentagon Hostilities

As if charges of cronyism weren't bad enough, the inside story of the government's decision to award a controversial no-bid contract to Halliburton is taking on overtones of even uglier "isms": racism and sexism. Whistle-blower Bunnatine (Bunny) Greenhouse, the most senior civilian contracting official in the Army Corps of Engineers, is battling the Army's attempt to demote her after she objected in writing not just to, but literally on approval documents for the up to $7 billion contract awarded to a Halliburton subsidiary in March 2003 for the repair of Iraq's oil wells. (The FBI is investigating whether Greenhouse's allegations of...

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