Audit: Halliburton lost track of propertyInvestigators can't locate a third of inventory in IraqWASHINGTON - A third or more of the government propert
November 26, 2004

Audit: Halliburton lost track of property
WASHINGTON - A third or more of the government property Halliburton Co. was paid to manage for the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress show. Halliburton's KBR subsidiary "did not effectively manage government property" and auditors could not locate hundreds of CPA items worth millions of dollars in Iraq and Kuwait this summer and fall, Inspector General Stuart W. Bowen reported to Congress in two reports.

Bowen's findings mark the latest bad news for Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, which is the focus of both a criminal investigation into alleged fuel price gouging and an FBI inquiry into possible favoritism from the Bush administration...read

Ok, in a war situation, stuff happens, but to lose a third of the total inventory..does the word incompetent come to mind?

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