Monday, September 18, 2006

And you thought your boss was an asshole

Halliburton subsidiary KBR has been submitting some of its employees in Iraq for the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart, the U.S. Defense of Freedom medal.

Aw, that's nice.

Except that in the medical records release paperwork, you'll find this:
. . . I agree that in consideration for the application for a Defense of Freedom Medal on my behalf that. . . I hereby release, aquit and discharge KBR, all KBR employees, the military, and any of their representatives. . . with respect to and from any and all claims and any and all causes of action, of any kind or character, whether now known or unknown, I may have against any of them which exist as of the date of this authorization. . . . This release also applies to any claims brought by any person or agency or class action under which I may have a right or benefit.

Yeah, you'll get your medal for being wounded in Iraq...if you promise not to sue us for sending you down that road we knew to be controlled by insurgents!

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