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Senate DPC Hearing On Soldier Electrocutions – News Coverage

This is by far the best video out there. Great job ANP! Be sure to use the full screen mode. For some reason some company networks will not show this video. If you can’t see it you may try to view it from another system…home, Starbucks, etc.

The majority of the news media ran the Associated Press Article by Suzanne Gamboa with a variety of photos such as the YAHOO NEWS article “Former KBR Electricians criticize contractors work“. Read the remainder of this entry »

Senate DPC Hearing-Iraq Electrocutions 7-11-08 – Opening Statements

I have been listening to and reading the news about this hearing. I know the news media can only print so much, but they are leaving out many important details. So I am posting the testimony of each person that testified. I want to make sure you know the truth about what was said before the rumors start. If you have any questions feel free to email me. When and if a final transcript is available, I will post that as well.

All witnesses were asked to be at the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 9am on Friday. When I got there the hearing room was relatively empty and non threatening, similar to an empty court room. At 9am the witnesses were ushered into a conference room and briefed by DPC staff members.

The witnesses for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) Hearing “Contractor Misconduct and the Electrocution Deaths of American Soldiers in Iraq” are: Read the remainder of this entry »

Senate DPC Hearing-Iraq Electrocutions 7-11-08 – Jefferey Bliss Testimonyy

I met Jefferey Bliss just before the Hearing so I really don’t know very much about him. He is an IBEW member from Ohio. He seemed very passionate about what he was about to tell the Committee. He is totally committed to Safety and Quality. I appreciated his candor and enthusiasm. He feels as I do, if things were done differently we wouldn’t have to be here testifying. Jeff’s testimony is below. Read the remainder of this entry »