Video: World's Worst: Halliburton

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
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updated 9/20/2006 12:37:53 PM ET 2006-09-20T16:37:53

Our nominees tonight, the Bronze, to your government as a whole, and the vast intricate life-altering security we have in places like the U.S. Capitol where this morning a man who believed he was being chased by demons was able to drive through one of those security barriers, then run past a construction entrance, which may or may not have had a guard on it, into the Capitol with a handgun, possibly a shotgun, and go hide in the basement.  They found him, eventually. 

The runner-up, House Majority Leader John Boehner.  His fellow Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney pleaded guilty to influence peddling -- that is selling his vote in the House.  Asked if Mr. Ney should resign from Congress, Mr. Boehner said, "That's a decision that he and his family are going to have to make."  Could have added, but that didn't make him a bad person. 

But tonight's winners, Kellogg, Brown and Root, KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary for which Ray Stannard drove a convoy truck in Iraq.  It was ambushed, seven Americans died, and 26 were injured, Stannard included, he said his employers knew the convoy's route was unprotected. 

KBR told Stannard he was be nominated for the government's Defense of Freedom Award, then asked him to sign a release which indicated he'd only get the award if he agreed not to sue KBR.

Kellogg, Brown and Root, your friendly neighborhood branch of Halliburton, today's "Worst Persons in the World."

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