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ZOT! Halliburton Iraq oil deal investigated
AP ^ | 10/5/04 | LOLITA C. BALDOR + Troll Comment

Posted on 10/12/2004 2:29:09 AM PDT by Conservativ-Ripper

Edited on 10/12/2004 2:59:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

I'm back, Jim will love me (I've got many, many accounts, hehe), I know. This story has legs, you won't stop it anymore, hehe...

Halliburton Iraq oil deal investigated

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press
Published on: 10/05/04

WASHINGTON — A House subcommittee investigating Iraq's oil-for-food program expanded its probe to the Bush administration Tuesday, agreeing to subpoena documents on U.S. postwar management of oil revenues and, if necessary, audits on contracts for reconstruction projects, including one given to Halliburton Co.

Democrats on the House Government Reform subcommittee on national security said there should be a full investigation of the Bush administration's refusal to release audits of Halliburton's $1.5 billion noncompetitive contract to repair oil production facilities. The Houston-based oil services company was headed by Dick Cheney before he became vice president.

Failure to release the information, said Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), would appear hypocritical and arrogant and "reinforce the image that our primary goal was to seize control of the oil."

Congress, said Democrats, needs to know what happened to oil revenues when the United States took over their management between May 2003 and June 2004. Since then, management has been turned over to the interim Iraqi government.


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1 posted on 10/12/2004 2:29:09 AM PDT by Conservativ-Ripper
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Bye - Bye


2 posted on 10/12/2004 2:30:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I wear sleepwear therefore I think)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Rep. Henry Waxman is a Marxist clymer. And you are still banned.


3 posted on 10/12/2004 2:40:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
STOP BEATING A DEAD HORSE....



Nobody cares...
4 posted on 10/12/2004 2:43:51 AM PDT by Dallas59 (I'm a "Scumbag" who has been "Intimidating" the Press since 2003!)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

I doubt very much that the public is wringing their hands over Haliburton, going to sleep at night anguishing about it, etc etc etc. As for myself, I could care less. You'd like this to be on the scale of Enron, but I'll bet you $1000 that won't happen. You can PayPal me the money after the election's over.


5 posted on 10/12/2004 2:44:01 AM PDT by gop_gene
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Then, we'll just keep on banning you. It's really easy to distinguish junk from real news.


6 posted on 10/12/2004 2:44:37 AM PDT by Moderate right-winger
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To: Moderate right-winger

Lotsa trolls getting Zotted tonight...


7 posted on 10/12/2004 2:47:21 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Whose side would you rather be on? The Moon god worshippers, or people who've been to the Moon?)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper; Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; KangarooJacqui; The Scourge of Yazid; ...
I was afraid this one might not re-appear. Thanks MOD.


8 posted on 10/12/2004 2:48:10 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Nice tagline! If we could somehow bring their mooon rock to the moon and leave it there, it would drive them nuts. I doubt if they got the technology.


9 posted on 10/12/2004 2:52:36 AM PDT by Moderate right-winger
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To: Conservativ-Ripper; timpad; DocRock; Constitution Day; John W; cyborg; ServesURight; ...

10 posted on 10/12/2004 2:53:16 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

In a related action, Mr. Waxman spearheaded an effort to publish the truth of the U.N. Oil for Food scandal, which dwarfs any misdeeds by Haliburton....


11 posted on 10/12/2004 2:54:33 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

hehe, we are frightened, hehe. Must be hell being you, beating your head against a brick wall while we laugh. Come back on Nov 3rd and give us an even bigger laugh.


12 posted on 10/12/2004 2:55:33 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: Conservativ-Ripper; dead
Why don't you pull your head out of your butt and read freeper Dead's reply to you in your first thread incarnation - he thoroughly blew your article out of the water.

If you could at least successfully debate a topic, you might not get zotted.

13 posted on 10/12/2004 2:57:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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*Ahem*

To: BigDoom

I just read the article. A couple of Halliburton subsidiaries sold sewage pumps and other parts through a UN program to Iraq in sales monitored and approved by the Clinton Administration. One sale was not approved by the Clinton Administration and was not made. That's the whole article, other than the author's line about how they "skirted U.S. laws" a charge about which he does not even give one example let alone proof.

He cleverly (well cleverly enough to fool idiots) phrases things to make it look like Halliburton did something illegal, because there were people who did illegal things in conjunction with the same UN program, but nowhere does he prove his assertions against Halliburton.

22 posted on 10/11/2004 10:58:25 PM PDT by dead

14 posted on 10/12/2004 3:00:54 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
OUT-ZOTTED

Idiot.

15 posted on 10/12/2004 3:14:18 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (Unnngh...)
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To: TBarnett34

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1242339/posts?page=39#39

Cross link to another.


16 posted on 10/12/2004 3:17:17 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: TBarnett34

17 posted on 10/12/2004 3:24:19 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Conservatroll-Dipper said: "...Jim will love me..."

Guess that would depend upon your definition of the word "love."

18 posted on 10/12/2004 3:26:40 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

I have a dandy idea: perhaps they should investigate government fraud, waste, and abuse with the same enthusiasm. Then you might be able to argue that they're actually doing something constructive.


19 posted on 10/12/2004 3:27:27 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Magic Lib Mantras:

WATERGATE! - oooooooooooooh!

IRAN-CONTRA - oooooooooooooh!

HALLIBURTON - oooooooooooooh!


20 posted on 10/12/2004 3:30:47 AM PDT by Twinkie
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To: piasa
Link to the thread with "The Scoop" link

"..U.N. documents show that Halliburton's affiliates have had controversial dealings with the Iraqi regime during Cheney's tenure at the company and played a part in helping Saddam Hussein illegally pocket billions of dollars under the U.N.'s oil-for-food program. The Clinton administration blocked one deal Halliburton was trying to push through sale because it was "not authorized under the oil-for-food deal," according to U.N. documents. That deal, between Halliburton subsidiary Ingersoll Dresser Pump Co. and Iraq, included agreements by the firm to sell nearly $1 million in spare parts, compressors and firefighting equipment to refurbish an offshore oil terminal, Khor al Amaya. Still, Halliburton used one of foreign subsidiaries to sell Iraq the equipment it needed so the country could pump more oil, according to a report in the Washington Post in June 2001.

The Halliburton subsidiaries, Dresser-Rand and Ingersoll Dresser Pump Co., sold water and sewage treatment pumps, spare parts for oil facilities and pipeline equipment to Baghdad through French affiliates from the first half of 1997 to the summer of 2000, U.N. records show. Ingersoll Dresser Pump also signed contracts -- later blocked by the United States -- according to the Post, to help repair an Iraqi oil terminal that U.S.-led military forces destroyed in the Gulf War years earlier..."

These are the paragraphs that are not outright editorializing, but the whole thing is old news anyway.

Halliburton Iraq ties more than Cheney said(Newsmax Monday, June 25, 2001)

The Troll thinks he has a big story, but all that has happened is that the AP and "The Scoop"(snicker) finally discovered, (on 10/5/04 and 10/12/04 respectively) was what Newsmax and the Washington Post reported several years ago. If the Democrats could make any hay with this they would have already. Maybe they think no one will notice an attempt at a late hit before election day, but it won't work.

21 posted on 10/12/2004 3:32:32 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Bonaparte

Lolita is a writer now Ping. Heh heh.


22 posted on 10/12/2004 3:35:49 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
I'm back, Jim will love me (I've got many, many accounts, hehe), I know. This story has legs, you won't stop it anymore, hehe...

Gee, next thing you know they'll be investigating Bill Clinton giving Halliburton a no-bid contract to reconstruct Kosovo. Look into it, you really seem like a comptent researcher. If there's any justice in the world, you'll be the next Buckhead.

23 posted on 10/12/2004 4:19:11 AM PDT by ICX (New Jersey tax dollars: Subsidizing homosexual gubernatorial affairs since 2001!)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
While we are Company name dropping how about this one

If the name of a "Big Money" Political Party Donor with ties to Enron were discovered on the Saddam's Coalition of the Bribed, what do you think would happen to the Candidate of that party?

What if that Candidate of that Party was John Kerry?

Newsweek drops a bombshell on the Kerry Campaign: Texas Oil Baron and Big-Time Democrat Donor Oscar Wyatt has received perhaps as much a $22 million dollars in profits through oil allocations bought illicity from Saddam Hussein.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6214647/site/newsweek/

Who is Oscar Wyatt? More than just a oil man, he's an outspoken critic of both Gulf Wars, and a big time Democratic Party Donor...

24 posted on 10/12/2004 4:54:26 AM PDT by badpacifist
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Now that you're finished talking, I'll go ahead and flush you.


25 posted on 10/12/2004 5:05:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Dan Rather, "I lied, but I lied about the truth".)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper; MEG33; dubyaismypresident; 4mycountry; Pan_Yans Wife; Charlie OK; E Rocc; ...
OZONE Alert.....



26 posted on 10/12/2004 5:10:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Anyone who votes for the john / john ticket is crazy.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Awwwwwwww, I missed the ZOT! :-(


27 posted on 10/12/2004 5:13:44 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Dangit, ah done missed anuther 'un!
28 posted on 10/12/2004 7:02:53 AM PDT by Old Sarge (K'nigget-Commander. Sergeant-At-Arms, Sentinel of Meetingplaces both Clandestine and Public.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Congress, said Democrats, needs to know what happened to oil revenues.

Congress really said this considering that all committees are GOP controlled? Dumb Newbee - No Biscuit.

29 posted on 10/12/2004 8:12:54 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

you ASK for it... you GOT it... ZOT!!!

Shot:George - Yield:225 Kilotons - First Thermonuclear Test

30 posted on 10/12/2004 8:17:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

31 posted on 10/12/2004 8:20:55 AM PDT by Brett66 (Dan Rather, the most busted man in America.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Loser

Extra crispy ZOT.

32 posted on 10/12/2004 8:22:23 AM PDT by Godzilla (I Freep, therefore I am)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Poor, pathetic fool.

The libs entire campaign this year has been to 'get' Bush and Cheney, while offering nothing of substance as an alternative. This is why sKerry and Boy Wonder will lose the election.

It must be like salt in a fresh wound to know a knuckle-dragging dunce like Dubya will defeat a highly polished, pointy-headed intellectual turd like Kerry, and his ambulance-chasing empty-suited running mate. I revel in your agony.
33 posted on 10/12/2004 8:24:38 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (President Kerry - - there, scared ya didn't I?)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

34 posted on 10/12/2004 8:25:03 AM PDT by E Rocc (Orange you glad Kerry's gunna lose?)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Ping


35 posted on 10/12/2004 8:25:28 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

CIAO!


36 posted on 10/12/2004 8:27:02 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

I don't think Mr. Bush is concerned about his "appearance" before Waxman.
Let him sue for it.


37 posted on 10/12/2004 8:27:55 AM PDT by mabelkitty (W is the Peoples' President ; Kerry is the Elite Establishment's President)
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To: Publius6961
Tuesday morning humor!

Wooo hoooo!

38 posted on 10/12/2004 8:28:21 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
You're being rather childish, you know.
39 posted on 10/12/2004 8:28:57 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Stupid Troll!


40 posted on 10/12/2004 8:31:23 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Pax et bonum!)
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Democrats on the House Government Reform subcommittee on national security said there should be a full investigation of the Bush administration

Breath taking! What an original idea by the Dems to call for an investigation of Republicans. This is the end, folks. There's no way we can survive such an ingenious attack.

41 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:06 AM PDT by Camachee
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

Bush is legs. This has toast.


42 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:48 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.)
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To: Old Sarge

Don't worry, he'll be back. He has no life and relies on us for entertainment. Poor child.


43 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:11 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

zzzzzzzzzzz


44 posted on 10/12/2004 8:57:22 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (I sent JohnRob 39 cents to supersize my tagl)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
Don't make me come over there...


45 posted on 10/12/2004 8:59:57 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

what a moron...

first he is conservativ ripper and then he is conservativ idiot....LOL

REALLY ORIGINAL!!


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46 posted on 10/12/2004 10:58:35 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Rudi Bahktiar is hot!!!! Too bad she works for CNN.....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Can you please either use a smaller picture, or just pass on pinging me when you use such a large picture? Although I have a fairly decent size monitor and use a high resolution, large graphics stick a horizontal scroll bar at the botto of my browser and screw it up so that I can't see what is on the right side. Thanks.


47 posted on 10/12/2004 4:29:46 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper
You can run but you can't hide...


48 posted on 10/12/2004 4:40:31 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Conservativ-Ripper

"(I've got many, many accounts, hehe), I know. This story has legs"

So you admit to having several accounts..
And, guess what, cockroaches have legs too, doesn't make them useful, correct, or noteworthy.


49 posted on 10/12/2004 4:42:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (The Mods demand sacrifice, your pennance shall be "UNNNGH!!")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

You bet!


50 posted on 10/12/2004 5:54:52 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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