Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bush Family Values: "Uncle Bucky" makes a packet on that armor we still don't have enough of 

From actual reporting in the LA Times:

The Iraq war helped bring record earnings to St. Louis-based defense contractor Engineered Support Systems Inc., and new financial data show that the firm's war-related profits have trickled down to a familiar family name — Bush.

William H.T. "Bucky" Bush, uncle of the president and youngest brother of former President George H.W. Bush, cashed in ESSI stock options last month with a net value of nearly half a million dollars.

"Uncle Bucky," as he is known to the president, is on the board of the company, which supplies armor and other materials to U.S. troops. The company's stock prices have soared to record heights since before the invasion, benefiting in part from contracts to rapidly refit fleets of military vehicles with extra armor.

The Harkonnens Bush Crime Family really gets you coming and going, eh?

First, lots of our troops die or lose limbs because Bush didn't plan for enough of the vehicles armored for our war of choice in Iraq. Heck, why would we need armor? Them Iraqis are gonna be throwin' roses!

Then, "Uncle Bucky" makes $500,000 (I know, it's not much to him) on a rush job selling the Pentagon the armor Bush didn't plan for—and that we still don't have enough of!

'S beautiful! [Wipes tear from eye]

You know, lots of parents spent their own money to buy body armor for their own children. And lots of Chambers of Commerce raised money to buy armor for vehicles. I'm still waiting for Bush to issue the executive order thanking them for their efforts and reimbursing them.

And the Beltway Dems might exercise their new spines by introducing legislation to remedy Bush's, um, oversight, tomorrow.

corrente SBL - New Location
~ Since April 2010 ~

~ Since 2003 ~

The Washington Chestnut
~ current ~

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]


copyright 2003-2010

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?