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doubles Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 01:55 PM
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IMPEACHMENT! Cheney must go down!
If the media lets this slide, we are no longer a democracy, time to seek asylum somewhere!

Cheney coordinated Halliburton Iraq contract: report

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1503&nc...
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 01:58 PM
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1. NOTICE where the email came from: the PENTAGON!
Edited on Sun May-30-04 01:59 PM by kalian
I have a feeling that a counter coup is happening and its coming
from the military.... :wow:

On edit:

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. :wow: :wow:
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:10 PM
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5. It's been ongoing for a few months. Consider the following facts....
Edited on Sun May-30-04 02:11 PM by Media_Lies_Daily
1. Someone in the Army managed to slip the torture pics and videos past the Army censors;

2. The DIA dropped the "Chalabi bomb";

3. Several senior officers have been quoted in the mainstream media strongly stating that Rummy and his staff need to be fired;

4. Information counter to that being pushed by the Pentagon civilian "leadership" continues to leak out to the mainstream press from the various branches of the military.
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:25 PM
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11. My husband said the other day if * was to cancel elections - look for a
military coup.
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:05 PM
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2. Yes
Halliburton, sitting at the secret energy meeting, insisted that they needed a war to boost profit. "Hey Dicky, no competing contractors eh"?
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:43 PM
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17. No
The war was already a done deal. Cheney was just getting together and giving a little help to his friends so they could get in on the action too.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:07 PM
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3. Hallliburton is getting a billion per month of our money (nt)
nt
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:27 PM
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12. Haliburton gets richer while education, health, and national security are
being cut and there are plans to cut more.
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:09 PM
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4. this is just the tip of the iceberg
I'm sure there's more to come.
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lanparty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:19 PM
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9. If Kerry is elected ...
... and he has the balls to investigate, NONE of the Bush staffers will EVER work in government again. We can bring down the ENTIRE Neo-con infrastructure with a special prosecutor.

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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:10 PM
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6. Look out below!
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:17 PM
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7. Let's see how long it takes the networks to report this. . .
How much do you want to bet this story gets buried?
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:35 PM
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15. Zinni's not "making the 'rounds" to sell a book, believe me. Hang in there
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:22 PM
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26. Start contacting the media now...
put the pressure on.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:03 PM
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30. This might help...
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 02:18 PM
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8. You can bet they are scouring the company payroll for "VP" initials
Edited on Sun May-30-04 02:19 PM by Vickers
"No, VP doesn't stand for Vice President...that's crazy! No, VP stands for Vincent Parker over in Logistics!"
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:22 PM
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10. Be sure to Rate the article
:hi:
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:32 PM
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14. Cheney's Secret Energy Meetings
The Supreme Court is in the process of making a ruling on this.

Scalia has refused to recuse himself. Democrats in Congress need to develope spines and demand that Scalia recuse himself. The secret meeting have to be unclassified!
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:56 PM
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20. Not only recuse himself
but to step down from the Supreme Court. We should demand nothing less.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:27 PM
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27. Thanks for the reminder!!! I went back and rated it!
Edited on Sun May-30-04 10:28 PM by saywhat
I love DU! :grouphug:
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:30 PM
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13. Foreign press is running with this story - let's see how long it takes the
US media. Of course this story came out on a Sunday before a holiday - like all big stories in this administration come out on weekends and holidays.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:38 PM
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16. see posts 1, 4, 5 & 15...
Takes a while for the tide to turn, but it turns.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:51 PM
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19. if i were in the military
i'd be so pissed that these f*ckers are getting obscenely rich while troops are suffering. I hope we get leaders someday who care more about others than themselves.
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:47 PM
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18. Time is covering the story
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,110104...

Sunday, May. 30, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney was a guest on NBC's Meet the Press last September when host Tim Russert brought up Halliburton. Citing the company's role in rebuilding Iraq as well as Cheney's prior service as Halliburton's CEO, Russert asked, "Were you involved in any way in the awarding of those contracts?" Cheney's reply: "Of course not, Tim ... And 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's relationship with Halliburton has been nothing but trouble since he left the company in 2000. Both he and the company say they have no ongoing connections. But TIME has obtained an internal Pentagon e-mail sent by an Army Corps of Engineers officialwhose name was blacked out by the Pentagonthat raises questions about Cheney's arm's-length policy toward his old employer. Dated March 5, 2003, the e-mail says "action" on a multibillion-dollar Halliburton contract was "coordinated" with Cheney's office. The e-mail says Douglas Feith, a high-ranking Pentagon hawk, got the "authority to execute RIO," or Restore Iraqi Oil, from his boss, who is Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. RIO is one of several large contracts the U.S. awarded to Halliburton last year.
more . . .
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Only Me Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:08 PM
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23. Thanks for the Link. I hope this gets a lot more coverage. n/t
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:21 PM
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24. Just got google update - Forbes and Reuters now carrying the story
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doubles Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:53 PM
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31. OK, we're getting there.....
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:01 PM
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21. If *Bush goes before the election
Cheney MUST go down first, to get a different VP before *Bush has a visit from a couple repub senators giving him the news and offering a way to save face.
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drdigi420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:02 PM
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22. Anyone who believed Cheney had svered his ties to Halliburton
Probably believes in trickle down economics, a magic man in the sky, and that the drug war does anything to even slow down drug use.

In other words, they have their head up their ass.

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RedEagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:19 PM
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25. Kick
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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:43 PM
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28. CNN has mentioned it
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 10:51 PM
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29. Yep, they mentioned it at the top of the hour news brief
or update or whatever they call it. The newsmodel said that the administration denies the story. Of course.
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:53 PM
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32. keep cheney...
let him lose in november with bush...he is generally disliked and distrusted, so keeping him on the ticket instead of someone respected or liked would be good
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 06:26 PM
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33. Big Ol' Kick!!!!
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