"And one more point on this: (Also) Our present emergency and a common sense of decency make it imperative that no new group of war millionaires shall come into being in this nation as a result of the struggles abroad. The American people will not relish the idea of any American citizen growing rich and fat in an emergency of blood and slaughter and human suffering."
FDR radio Address May 26, 1940.
I can't wait to hear your pathetic replies and attacks, suckers. AMEX POS carrying the initials of its scumbag owner.
Cheney/Halliburton Chronology Published by CitizenWorks.org and HalliburtonWatch.org 1992 Halliburton subsidiary Brown & Root is paid $9 million by the Pentagon (under Cheney's direction as Secretary of Defense) to produce a classified report detailing how private companies (like itself) could provide logistical support for American troops in potential war zones around the world. 1995 Without any previous business experience, Cheney leaves the Department of Defense to become the CEO of Halliburton Co., one of the biggest oil-services companies in the world. The company garners $2.3 billion in U.S. government contracts, which almost doubles the $1.2 billion it earned from the government previously. Cheney asserts that "the government has absolutely nothing to do" with his financial success as chairman of Halliburton Co.5 2000 August: Cheney leaves his position as Halliburton's CEO to run as Bush's Vice President. Halliburton announces that it is giving Cheney a retirement package worth more than $33.7 million.
19 Under public pressure, Cheney sells company stock worth $30 million. October 5: In a broadcast debate with Joe Lieberman, Cheney asserts that "the government has absolutely nothing to do" with his financial success as chairman of Halliburton Co.20 Halliburton is by now the world's largest diversified energy services, engineering, construction and maintenance company, with some $15 billion in revenues annually 2002 February 27: The New York Times reveals the identity of some of the top executives from the oil and gas industry that met with Cheney on Feb. 8, 2001.30 One of them is Robert J. Allison Jr., the comptroller general of the GAO, as well as Judicial Watch, launch lawsuits against Cheney because he refuses to turn over to Congress documents that reveal the identities of industry executives involved in the National Energy Strategy.33 The GAO's lawsuit will be abandoned in February 2003, after Republican threats to cut the GAO's $440 million budget.34 But Judicial Watch's legal efforts continue. (see below) May 22: A New York Times article alleges that Halliburton artificially inflated its stock price between June 1999 and May 2002. Halliburton continues to receive government contracts worth billions. July/August: It is revealed that while Vice President Cheney was Halliburton's CEO, the number of its subsidiary companies in offshore tax havens increased from 9 (in 1995) to 44 (in 1999). Despite these revelations, the company continues to be awarded massive government contracts, including a new 10-year deal with the Army with no lid on potential costs. In the year 2002 alone, Brown & Root received $1.3 billion for services to the U.S. government.43
2003 March: Congressman Henry Waxman launches an inquiry into the fact that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has secretly awarded a no-bid contract to KBR to extinguish oil well fires in Iraq. The contract has a huge cost ceiling of $7 billion, with additional fees of up to seven percent ($490 million). The mission and the contract have been "awarded without any competition or even notice to Congress,
January 17, 2004: The Army awards Halliburton subsidiary KBR a contract worth up to $1.2 billion to rebuild the oil industry in southern Iraq. January 25, 2004: CBS Television's 60 Minutes program shows how Halliburton does business with Iran even though U.S. law bans companies from doing business with the country.
January 26, 2004: New York City's controller accuses Halliburton of taking blood money from state sponsors of terrorism, such as Iran and Libya.
10 John Rega, Government Ties Helped Cheney and Halliburton Make Millions,
"Without any previous business experience, Cheney leaves the Department of Defense to become the CEO of Halliburton Co."
I guess the average reader of your diatribe is supposed to assume that Cheney was just some knucklehead politician with no real experience or education that would position him to be a CEO. Yeah, right. -J
Born January 30, 1941 - Lincoln, Nebraska Age in 2008: 67
M.A. degree, 1966 - University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) B.A. degree, 1965 - University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) 1963: Attended Caspar Community College (Caspar, WY) 1959: Attended Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Political career 2001 - present: Vice President of the United States 1989-1993: U.S. Secretary of Defense (President George Bush) 1979-1989: U.S. Representative, Wyoming (That's 5 consecutive terms in a statewide election.) 1975-1977: Chief of Staff (President Ford) 1969: Special Assistant to White House Counsel