Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bechtel Leaves Town

Bechtel, the US construction firm has pulled out of Iraq following the end of its contracts there. The company cites a worsening security situation. Fifty-two of their employees have been killed since they began operations in 2003. There were many when the war began who speculated on the influence the company might have had on the decision to go to war, as vice-president Dick Cheney is a former director. They have obviously decided now that money is not everything.