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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:04 PM
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Cheney Shooting scandal hostess -- over $20 BILLION business w/ Bush admi
<Second part of continuing research -- I have drastically increased my estimate of the value of contracts at stake>

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Katharine Armstrong, the hostess of Cheney's shooting party, in which Harry Whittington was shot in the face and upper body, is a lobbyist whose clients do business with the Bush administration worth over $20 billion per year in government contracts.

Her client Parsons Engineering has some $4 billion in contracts in Iraq, which include rehabilitating oil fields in northern Iraq, collecting Iraqi weapons and munitions for the Army Corp of Engineers, and providing security for its own employees.

From the descriptions of Parsons' work, one can hypothesize that coordinating that work with Halliburton, the company of which Dick Cheney was CEO before becoming Vice President, would be very important.

Presumably such matters can easily be worked out at a retreat such as the quail shooting retreat at the Armstrong Ranch, inasmuch as Katharine Armstrong's mother, Anne Armstrong, sat on the board of Halliburton at the time that it hired Dick Cheney as CEO, transforming the public servant into a multi millionaire.

Another Katharine Armstrong client is Lockheed Martin, the largest contractor of all to the federal government, with contracts totalling just over $20 billion per year. These contracts include the manufacture of military air craft, including the joint strike fighter which is expected to total over $200 billion in the years to come.

The real scandal at Armstrong Ranch was not the accidental shooting of Whittington, but the fact that Cheney was undoubtedly discussing business with his hostesses while enjoying the lavish hospitality of this elite facility owned by that same hostesses-lobbyist.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:13 PM
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1. So the shooting of an old man IS indeed illustrative of the Bush*co admin
not only by it's telling non-response in the media but also in the omnipresent cronies.

Good catch! Changes the scenery quite a bit (like the pen-raised quail)...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:13 PM
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2. Think she'd cover up for them?
Edited on Tue Feb-14-06 07:19 PM by aquart
Rhetorical question.
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:15 PM
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3. Interesting NY Times lie/error ... $100,000 or $4 billion?
The story in today's issue of the NY Times listed Armstrong's client, Parsons, as doing "more than $100,000" in business in Iraq.

A simple Google search showed it was actually $4 Billion.

Don't NY Times reporters have access to Google?
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 06:43 PM
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11. wonder if someone could be leaning on the times?
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:17 PM
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4. Katherine's Mom Anne
Edited on Tue Feb-14-06 07:19 PM by blogslut
Is the real player:

http://blogslut.com/annea.html
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One Voice Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:17 PM
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5. Ah ha
The plot thickens...


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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:20 PM
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6. Very cozy.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:29 PM
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7. What? You mean she's not just some sweet Texas hostess? *GASP*
k&rd to Greatest Page
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:39 PM
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8. Somebody is going to eat feathers!
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 08:28 PM
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9. What diabolical scheme were the 4 of them working on??? n/t
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 08:43 PM
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10. Wonder if we have a little Abramhoff type scandal here?
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sundancekid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 06:46 PM
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12. just GOPer corruption as usual ... like Bonnie "interviewing" for Clyde
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 07:23 PM
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13. Good one!
LOL
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