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Iraq War / Bid-rigging Scheme / Private Contractors #851358

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The charges in a brazen bid-rigging scheme in Iraq reported; statistics cited. Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The story of the gruesome killing in Iraq of four contract workers for Blackwater USA updated; scenes shown from Congressional hearings about what happened to the men. [Victim's daughter Kristal BATALONA†, victims' mothers Donna ZOVKO†, Katie HELVENSTON-WETTENGEL†- talk about the lies from the company that just let them die and about how the war is subcontracted.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - quotes an e-mail about the missions.] [Blackwater USA counsel Andrew HOWELL†- talks about the mission vehicles.] The question of security provided by contractors and the lack of oversight discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Ross, Brian

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