- Jul 9, 2010
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- Chicago Area
- Political Leaning
In a scathing passage of his latest report to Congress, Special Inspector General John Sopko said his office has urged the Army to suspend or debar 43 contractors over concerns about ties to the Afghanistan insurgency, "including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda." Sopko wrote that the Army "rejected" every single case.
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This whole thing sounds nuts to me. If you read the article, you'll see the Army rejected the recommendations because they have contracts with these companies and think across-the-board cancellation would violate their rights to due process. The Army wants to see all of the information, classified and unclassified, upon which the decisions were made.
I think that's bull****. Do you mean to tell me that after 200 YEARS!! we don't have clauses in our contracts with foreign powers in war zones that allow cancellation for ANY reason?? (As if they wouldn't do business with us if we could cancel on a whim. That'd be the day.)
If, at any time, our government believes your company has ties with our enemies, this contract is null and void.