As the nation "celebrates" the tenth anniversary of George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, a Financial Times analysis reports on the biggest "winners" of the totally unnecessary conflict: military contractors.
U.S. taxpayers shelled out $138B for private security, logistics and reconstruction costs, according to the FT. The Top 10 contractors enjoyed a $72B trough to feed from. Dick "I Would Do It All Over Again" Cheney's KBR and its former Halliburton unit head the list of contractors, hauling in a whopping $39.5B in U.S. business during the past decade.
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