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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:39 AM
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Dick Cheney is a Documented War Profiteer
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:51 AM by stickdog
http://www.independent-media.tv/item.cfm?fmedia_id=3157...

According to Lautenberg's research, Cheney holds 100,000 Halliburton shares at an option price of $54.50 per share, 33,333 shares at $28.125, and 300,000 shares at $39.50 -- all prices above Wednesday's closing price for Halliburton of $24.03.

Halliburton's stock is now at $48.72 a share. In 1/02 it was less than $12 a share.

That's a cool $3.5 million in options (so far) that our US Vice President would never have earned personally without putting and keeping his country between Iraq and a hard place.

Yes, his lawyers have "explained" in the past that Cheney now keeps these options in a charitable trust. But no one has ever managed to explain away the obvious tax liability advantage of this charitable trust. Why does the United States allow its second in command executive to directly and personally profit from the reckless foreign policy decisions of his own administration?


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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:47 AM
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1. Follow the money!
This administration is corrupt from top to bottom. Follow the money in every situation and you find either Bush or Cheney at the end of the trail. Sometimes the payoff goes directly into their personal bank accounts as with the Halliburton giveaways. Sometimes it goes to their donors or personal friends and works its way into the Republican campaign treasure chests or the Bush campaign war chest. Either way, over and over it is the same story.
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:09 AM
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2. The Vice-President of the United States is Daddy Warbucks!
How ethically bankrupt has our system (and especially our "fourth estate") become that such things can be openly admitted without any political penalty?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:16 AM
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3. see graph below...
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