Skip to comments.ZOT! Halliburton Iraq oil deal investigated
Posted on 10/12/2004 2:29:09 AM PDT by Conservativ-RipperEdited 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
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.
Bye - Bye
Rep. Henry Waxman is a Marxist clymer. And you are still banned.
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.
Then, we'll just keep on banning you. It's really easy to distinguish junk from real news.
Lotsa trolls getting Zotted tonight...
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.
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....
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.
If you could at least successfully debate a topic, you might not get zotted.
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
Cross link to another.
Guess that would depend upon your definition of the word "love."
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.
Magic Lib Mantras:
WATERGATE! - oooooooooooooh!
IRAN-CONTRA - oooooooooooooh!
HALLIBURTON - oooooooooooooh!