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2004-09-08 - 4:31 p.m.

Hooray! (Entry#2 today)

In a message just now from Common Cause:

"Yesterday, the Defense Department announced that it was cutting off its contract with Halliburton for logistical support for the troops and putting the work up for competitive bidding. Common Cause has repeatedly protested the administrationís awarding of no-bid contracts, especially to Halliburton. We consider this move good news that will save taxpayers money and improve support for our troops, even as we are mindful of the passing of a grim milestone of 1,000 U.S military deaths in Iraq."

And it's about time! This is a major victory for Common Cause, who has put a lot of pressure on the Defense Department for more transparency in the reconstruction process in Iraq. They promise that with our help they'll "continue to help put an end to the shameful management and political favoritism that has plagued the process so far."

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