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Ann Coulter: MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN (Automatons Gone Wild)
AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT by Syncro

 

 


MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN

August 3, 2011
A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone.

(Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.)

Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq with KBR, then a subsidiary of Halliburton, she had been drugged and gang-raped by fellow employees and then held at machine-gunpoint in a tiny shipping container by KBR managers, with no food or water for 24 hours, as retaliation for reporting the rape.

You may have heard about Jones' sensational allegations –- invariably reported as fact -- on ABC's "20/20"; CNN; CBS News' "The Early Show," MSNBC, National Public Radio, in every major U.S. newspaper and international media.

All she had to do was mention the words "rape" and "Halliburton," and the automatons went wild!

Jones told her tale before congressional committees, on numerous TV shows -- and in a book she is actually writing, titled: "The Jamie Leigh Story: How My Rape in Iraq and Cover-up Made Me a Crusader for Justice." (Scheduled for release the third Tuesday after never.)

Then-senator Barack Obama demanded a State Department investigation into Jones' claims.

But no one jumped on Jones' story with more self-righteousness than Sen. Al Franken. He used her story to jam through a grandstandy "anti-rape" amendment to an appropriations bill prohibiting defense contractors from including mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts, thus depriving mountebank trial lawyers like John Edwards from collecting massive damages awards from illiterate jurors.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; cheney; coulter; duke; franken; halliburton; kbr; rape
Just a few years after humiliating themselves over the Duke lacrosse case, it's nice to see the media weren't the least bit hesitant about leaping on another ludicrous rape claim.

Perhaps liberals were slipped Rohypnol, and that's why they can't remember that not every woman claiming she was raped is always telling the truth.

Read the rest at AnnCoulter.com



1 posted on 08/03/2011 3:36:28 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: RonDog; jellybean; Rummyfan
Her claim that KBR management had held her at gunpoint in a shipping container vanished when it turned out she had only remembered that part of the story two years after it supposedly happened (coincidentally, just as the media frenzy began).

Perhaps the Rohypnol made her forget something else: KBR employees, including security guards, don't even carry guns, much less machine guns.
Ann Coulter NYT2
2 posted on 08/03/2011 3:38:02 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Come on, Ann - please check your copy before posting stuff. Headline check - what the heck does Iran have to do with the case she is discussing, which is about contractors in Iraq....????

Hello.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 3:45:37 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Syncro

? I guess it’s supposed to be Iraq, not Iran


4 posted on 08/03/2011 3:45:58 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Syncro

Ann Coulter makes the point that the media were on this story like fleas on a dog because it involved KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton. A corporation with a past connection to former V.P. Cheney, making them (and any subsidiary) a target of the leftmedia. The woman eventually was proven to have made the whole thing up and no criminal charges were ever brought against anyone. Those facts were basically ignored and the ‘story’ abandoned by the MSM. Same old, same old but kudos to Ann for at least allowing the whole sordid mess to see the light of day, even if only for a moment.


5 posted on 08/03/2011 3:46:21 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Syncro

Why is Ann pushing this story without leading that a jury said her claims were bogus?

“The trial began in the Southern District of Texas on June 14, 2011.[21] Jones’s attorney argued that KBR had known about widespread sexual harassment but had ignored it because the remedy was too expensive. The defense argued that Jones fabricated her story of being drugged and raped because she was embarrassed about the consensual sex and wanted to get out of her year-long contract with KBR three days after she arrived.[6][22]

Jones’s first attending physician testified that Jones had not suffered damage to her breast implants or chest during the alleged attack. The prosecution also brought out that on two prior occasions Jones had reported being raped and that she had taken medication for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.[23]

On July 8, the jury returned a verdict that rejected all of Jones claims, finding that the sex between Jones and the employee was consensual[4][6] (and therefore no rape had occurred),[7][8][9] and that KBR did not defraud her.[6][5][7]

Jones said, “I just thought that the physical evidence would help. I guess the fact that my entire life was on display and (his) wasn’t” made a difference.[24]

Bolen, a KBR spokeswoman, said, “The outcome of this jury trial as judged by her peers is the same result that the State Department got in 2005; that the Justice Department found in 2008. We are deeply gratified that the justice system has worked.” (Wiki)


6 posted on 08/03/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Syncro
Here is a CLASSIC photo of Ann, from Lisa DePasquale's "Being Ann" interview on Townhall.com:



7 posted on 08/03/2011 3:50:50 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: TheBattman; nuconvert

Well on her keyboard the Q is right next to the N...


8 posted on 08/03/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: TheBattman

Ann has a nutty emotional side for sure. She was touting how good of a job the republicans did in this new debt mess. They should have went directly to the people show on a graph the massive debt and how just stopping the automatic increases yearly, of spending would have solved the problem. Instead they made a deal with the devil. We will have a lot of pain no mater what is done now...so they may as well have done it! Trump is right...it was a horrible deal.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 3:54:38 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Syncro

10 posted on 08/03/2011 3:59:17 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( The fit is hitting the shan....)
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To: fabian
They should have went directly to the people show on a graph

Nothing excites the masses like charts and graphs. Perhaps the GOP could have had Ross Perot make the presentation?

11 posted on 08/03/2011 4:02:21 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: TheBattman; nuconvert
Hmmm, I guess that is three of us that her acerbic satirical wit fooled....

She's the archetypicle polemicist

12 posted on 08/03/2011 4:07:48 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Marty62

What? She’s telling a story. Why would she put the end of the story at the top ?


13 posted on 08/03/2011 4:08:23 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Because the first of the story seems to infer that the story is credible. In Houston, she didn’t get by with her money grab.


14 posted on 08/03/2011 4:11:04 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Bean Counter

I have no idea how you created and posted that, but it was well done. Any tips for wannabe satirists?


15 posted on 08/03/2011 4:12:24 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Syncro
She's the archetypicle polemicist

What exactly is that?

16 posted on 08/03/2011 4:14:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: neocon1984

That was done ages ago by a long time Freeper named Bender...he had quite a few of them and I shamelessly copied them all....


17 posted on 08/03/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( The fit is hitting the shan....)
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To: Marty62

It does no such thing. Its the standard way anyone would set up the story. no one would undercut their own piece by putting the end at the top of the story. And it has nothing to do with Houston.


18 posted on 08/03/2011 4:18:39 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: RonDog
One classic deserves another:


19 posted on 08/03/2011 4:36:41 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Archetype definition, the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based

Polemic, a controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine

The www is a teasurehouse of information


20 posted on 08/03/2011 4:38:03 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Carling

Whatever..just show them the dire situation graphically! And Ross was in the race very well until he flaked out! He would have probably won.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Syncro

Maybe a picture of Chris Christie came on her TV and she swooned over to Iran?

Pray for America


22 posted on 08/03/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: Jim Scott
Thanks Jim, great comment.

I hope some of the posters that don't understand her style and wit read it.

23 posted on 08/03/2011 4:55:53 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

archetypicle


24 posted on 08/03/2011 5:23:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: Syncro

I still don’t get it.


25 posted on 08/03/2011 5:28:44 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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26 posted on 08/03/2011 5:35:10 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Dr. Zoo

I actually like that form of the word better than archetypal

Maybe I should have “spelled” it archetype-ical

Dr. Zoo, do you want the word archetypicle for your book Dictionary of Words That Are Not But Should be, Thypos Welcome?


27 posted on 08/03/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: nuconvert
Did you see Post #20?
28 posted on 08/03/2011 5:57:18 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

yes. It does nothing to help me understand why she wrote Iran.


29 posted on 08/03/2011 7:14:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

It’s a jab at the MSM

If the MEDIA: posted a story about Cheney being paid to rape someone, they would just as likely get the country wrong too.


30 posted on 08/03/2011 7:31:32 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Oh. Okay. Thanx


31 posted on 08/03/2011 8:58:12 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Syncro

<< How do you go from total amnesia to deciding that you were the star of your own Lifetime made-for-TV movie? I don’t remember offhand what I was doing last Tuesday, but this does not automatically lead me to assume I was gang-raped. >>

Made me laugh.

And, I do appreciate AC taking time to point out what lying frauds MSM are when their anti/conservative agenda is being served.


32 posted on 08/03/2011 9:05:23 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: Syncro; carlo3b; stanz; gakrak; massfreeper; hosepipe; Donald Rumsfeld Fan; MadLibDisease; fffff; ..

Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.

33 posted on 08/03/2011 10:50:08 PM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: TheBattman

She did that last month as well with an article she wrote on her new book, calling it a “Besteller” lol! I think she still hasn’t changed it.


34 posted on 08/03/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Syncro

Go Annie! Lucky for us she sticks to stories to find out the real truth rather than the Lame Stream Media who would champion the little boy who cried wolf as long as the supposed wolf was Christian, Conservative, Republican or Military.


35 posted on 08/03/2011 11:06:46 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: unsycophant
Yup.

And last week she lit into the NYT.

I remember the flack she caught for saying too bad Osama didn't target the Times back in Sept ‘01

But then of course the NYT, Osama and Obama have similar agendas.

Why target a fellow traveler.

36 posted on 08/03/2011 11:08:00 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Good article. Maybe the House should have passed a bill prohibiting government contractors from hiring raving nutters with breast implants. In fact, they could use breast implants as a marker for “employee likely to reduce efficiency and cause trouble.”


37 posted on 08/04/2011 4:38:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Syncro
Just a few years after humiliating themselves over the Duke lacrosse case, it's nice to see the media weren't the least bit hesitant about leaping on another ludicrous rape claim.

Perhaps liberals were slipped Rohypnol, and that's why they can't remember that not every woman claiming she was raped is always telling the truth.

Either that, or the entire "objective journalism" claim of the value of journalism as we know it is a scam - and the actual business model of the Borg consisting of Associated Press journalism and "liberal" politicians" is to give the public the mushroom treatment (i.e., to keep us in the dark and feed us horse manure).

38 posted on 08/04/2011 5:33:27 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Syncro

History starts fresh every day for liberals. Must be peaceful to have such a “free” mind.


39 posted on 08/04/2011 1:20:57 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Syncro

Where’s that clown Al Franken now?

http://www.businessinsider.com/al-franken-gets-alleged-kbr-rape-victim-her-day-in-court-2010-3


40 posted on 08/22/2011 5:32:02 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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