Afghanistan is liberated and prospering, according to the Australian government. But what is the real situation with the country’s reconstruction? Corpwatch issues a damning report that catalogues gross incompetence and corruption by Western multinationals tasked to rebuild the shattered nation:
Massive open-ended contracts have been granted without competitive bidding or with limited competition to many of the same politically connected corporations which are doing similar work in Iraq: Kellogg, Brown & Root (a subsidiary of Halliburton), DynCorp, Blackwater, The Louis Berger Group, The Rendon Group and many more. Engineers, consultants, and mercenaries make as much as $1,000 a day, while the Afghans they employ make $5 per day.
These companies are pocketing millions, and leaving behind a people increasingly frustrated and angry with the results.