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Rand Paul in 09: Cheney pushed Iraq war to benefit Halliburton
Washington Post ^ | April 7 at 10:23 am | Aaron Blake

Posted on 04/07/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Edited on 04/07/2014 5:29:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

David Corn over at Mother Jones unearths a 2009 video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in which Paul suggests that former vice president Dick Cheney wanted to invade Iraq in order to benefit his former employer, Halliburton.

In the video, shot at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney thought the invasion was a bad idea in the first Bush administration but changed his tune after working for Halliburton.


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1 posted on 04/07/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Ah, now I know you’ll be able to get everything you need for the invasion from Halliburton...


2 posted on 04/07/2014 5:10:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Paul sounds like he has the same reasoning ability as Reid, Obama, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz and Sharpton.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 5:10:47 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: SoConPubbie

Water under the bridge. We had to kick somebody’s arse.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:11:05 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: falcon99

True enough, it doesn’t show that Cheney got any kickbacks for it.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 5:15:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: falcon99

Bingo! The libtards I know are stuck in that same groove as well.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:04 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: falcon99

Paul is sounding creepier and creepier.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ooooh... Great find, there, Corn. You’re amazing.

Yawn.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 5:20:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie

The 9/11 attacks were not used a pretext for the war in Iraq. If that were the case, why did we spend months getting our allies on board and seeking UN blessing? The 9/11 attacks were used, rightly, as a pretext for the war in Afghanistan.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 5:21:49 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Strike Three Mr. Paul. I am with Rand on a lot of issues, but he’s got too many strains of the left-wing wack-a-doo-dle propaganda.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: HiTech RedNeck
We've been using Halliburton since WWII.

Rand Paul is stuck on stupid

11 posted on 04/07/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Ted tied goofy Rand at the Pa. Leadership Conference this weekend with 20% each. Carson and Santorum (who delivered a spellbinding speech Friday) also did well. IMO, Rand needs to remain a back bencher. He will lead us to disaster. Bob


12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

That “water under the bridge” should result in trials!! What a joke. NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?? God help us. That little stunt , not only was the greatest disaster of bush,but it put this country into the hands of a diabolical liberal. You can’t make up how important it is to dismiss another bush in our party.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:30:58 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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Strike Three Mr. Paul. I am with Rand on a lot of issues, but he’s got too many strains of the left-wing wack-a-doo-dle propaganda.

I don't have a problem leaving our military dependents allies to fend for themselves, given that their defense policy - reflected in minuscule budgets as a % of GDP - since the end of the Cold War has been to fight their enemies to the last dead American. But people like Paul seem to have this idea that the US is the root of all evil in the world. Were they born defective, or were they repeatedly dropped on their heads as kids?

14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:38:22 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is it taboo to say that Iraq War benefited a lot of companies? After all, those companies stood to make hundreds of billions off of war and were actively looking to get lucrative contracts?

After all, why apologize for trying to maximize shareholders’ wealth? We all benefited.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 5:39:25 PM PDT by sagar
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To: ZULU

......tend to agree, Cheney might be a lot of things but he would not send our kids to their deaths for a few bucks in his pocket.................in my opinion!


16 posted on 04/07/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

+1


17 posted on 04/07/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Sacajaweau
We've been using Halliburton since WWII... Rand Paul is stuck on stupid

The loonatarian Cult of Paul is already getting insufferable, and we've got, what, 2 more years until the 2016 primaries?


18 posted on 04/07/2014 5:47:23 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SoConPubbie

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

GMTA, the apple don’t fall far from the tree.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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