The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 13 December 2003]

Bush tough on crime

Hmm. The Pentagon says it has evidence that Haliburton overcharged the government $61 million for gas delivered to Iraq. In a tough, uncompromising stand, President Bush said, “If there’s an overcharge, like we think there is, we expect that money to be repaid.”

Whoa! Put down the hatchet!

So if somebody steals $61 million, they should pay it back and no hard feelings? No, how about this: They go to court, pay back the $61 million, pay punitive fines, and whoever inside Haliburton was behind this goes to pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

Music: “Black (William Orbit Mix)” by Sarah McLachlan

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