If you read anything today...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

If you read anything today...

read this.
Bunny Greenhouse was once the perfect bureaucrat, an insider, the top procurement official at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Then the 61-year-old Greenhouse lost her $137,000-a-year post after questioning the plump contracts awarded to Halliburton in the run-up to the war in Iraq. It has made her easy to love for some, easy to loathe for others, but it has not made her easy to know.

In late August, she was demoted, her pay cut and her authority stripped. Her former bosses say it's because of a years-long bout of poor work habits; she and her lawyer say it's payback for her revelations about a politically connected company.
It's a long article but well worth reading. Frankly, there seems to be little doubt that she is being punished for being a whistleblower, known for being a stickler for following procedure and protocol, so when no-bid, multi-year billion-dollar contracts for Halliburton companies came across her desk before the Iraq war had even started, she asked questions she wasn't supposed to ask and suffered the consequences.

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