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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:17 PM
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Smoking gun: Cheney DID get Halliburton no-bid contract for Iraq
Edited on Sun May-30-04 09:28 PM by zulchzulu


OK...Um...can I buy the rope now? I'll construct the gallows pole from stuff I get at Home Depot. Let's have a Hanging for Treason Party on the goddamn White House lawn.

Hey, Dick? Oh, Dickie Boy? Time to get on pay-per-view, buddy...

Cheney coordinated Halliburton Iraq contract: report
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Pentagon e-mail said Vice President Dick Cheney coordinated a huge Halliburton government contract for Iraq despite Cheney's denial of interest in the company he ran until 2000.

The March 5, 2003 e-mail, from an Army Corps of Engineers official, said that top Pentagon official Douglas Feith got the job of shepherding the contract, according to the newsweekly Time that hits newsstands Monday.

Feith had approved the multi-billion-dollar deal "contingent on informing WH (the White House) tomorrow. We anticipate no issues since action has been coordinated w(ith) VP's (vice president's) office," said the e-mail obtained by Time.

The newsweekly said it was three days later that Halliburton won the contract, although no other bids had been submitted.

"As vice president, I have absolutely no influence of, involvement of, knowledge of in any way, shape or form of contracts led by the Corps of Engineers or anybody else in the federal government," Cheney told NBC's "Meet the Press" in September, Time said.

Cheney had been Halliburton's CEO until 2000, when he accepted the vice presidential spot.

Cheney's spokesman Kevin Kellems told the magazine that since 2000, the vice president "has played no role whatsoever in government-contract decisions involving Halliburton."

The e-mail was sent "in anticipation of controversy over the award of a sole-source contract to Halliburton, we wanted to give the vice president's staff a heads-up," a Pentagon spokesman said.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith was handed the job of coordinating the contract by his boss, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Time said.

Feith, Wolfowitz and Cheney, along with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby, form the core of Bush administration "hawks" who pushed for the war in Iraq."

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&u=/afp/2...

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said "I don't want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this disaster."

Harry Truman denounced war profiteering as "treason."

Sen. Robert LaFollette called war profiteers "enemies of democracy in the homeland."
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:20 PM
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1. Cheney and Chimp
became heated with eachother over who was to display Saddam's gun. Chimp won. Cheney had to settle for Nick Berg's head.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:25 PM
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2. Billion Dollar Cheney
Your lies had a short shelf life, but long enough to fill your pockets, eh?



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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:00 PM
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3. I wonder how long the press will ignore this?
Or can they? Gee, I'm shocked! Shocked I'd say! I never would have suspected this. :eyes: Has anyone noticed that everything we said about this administration has come true? Man I can't wait to see them go down in flames. The arrogance is catching up to them. Finally.
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ThirdWheelLegend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 11:04 PM
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4. Ignore what?
TWL
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