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'Iraq for Sale' Producer Greenwald on Olbermann

Reported by Judy - September 20, 2006 -

If Democratic Sen. Harry Truman could investigate war profiteering during World War II while a fellow Democrat was in the White House, why can't Congress investigate war profiteering in Iraq now? That, in a nutshell, was the question Keith Olbermann had Tuesday (September 19, 2006) night on MSNBC's "Countdown."

Olbermann used Truman's World War II investigations as the lead-in for his interview with Robert Greenwald, whose Brave New Films has released its latest documentary. "Iraq for Sale" looks at profiteering by Halliburton and other companies that are receiving billions from American taxpayers yet delivering substandard services to the military without regard to the safety of American troops.

Olbermann played a short clip from the video featuring a former employee discussing how one contractor furnished contaminated water to American military units for our troops to shower in. Disgraceful? Greenwald calls such behavior treasonous.