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  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Obama Authorizes Limited Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:13:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07 August 2014 | Helen Cooper, Mark Landler, Alissa J. Rubinaug
    President Obama said Thursday that United States military aircraft had dropped food and water to thousands of Iraqis besieged by Islamic militants on a mountaintop in northern Iraq. Speaking from the State Dining Room at the White House, the president said he had directed the United States military forces to conduct targeted airstrikes on the militants if they moved to take Erbil, threatening the American citizens and military personnel there.
  • Why I heckled Bill Maher

    06/14/2013 10:25:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2013 | Ron Futrell
    I’ve seen many leftist comedians perform over the years. Usually they are fun and enjoyable, and they can even be entertaining. I enjoy listening to all sides. It was in this spirit that I joined friends to see Bill Maher perform at the Las Vegas Palms Casino Resort on Saturday night. I went in with low expectations. But I didn’t realize how low Maher would go.
  • Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.

    11/14/2011 5:54:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2011 | Moe Lane
    The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor. As you probably know, smallpox was eradicated in the wild decades ago: mostly because it was a genuinely terrifying threat...
  • Nigeria agency says to charge Cheney over Halliburton

    12/02/2010 7:52:11 AM PST · by speciallybland · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/02/2010 | Nick Tattersall
    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's anti-corruption police said on Thursday they planned to file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving a former unit of oil services firm Halliburton. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday summoned the country chief of Halliburton and last week detained 10 Nigerian and expatriate Halliburton staff for questioning after raiding its Lagos office. "We are filing charges against Cheney," EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi told Reuters, but declined to give any further details on what the charges were, or where they would be filed.
  • Drill, Mr. President, Drill

    03/31/2010 4:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAYLY Staff
    Energy: As the administration loosens restrictions on domestic energy development and offshore drilling, a reviled company develops technology to unlock America's vast shale resources. Drill, baby, drill. We have been among President Obama's harshest critics when it comes to the administration's overly restrictive energy policy, so we were pleasantly surprised to see him announce on Wednesday some light at the end of the pipeline. Some light, for many restrictions will remain in an energy policy best termed schizophrenic. Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., Obama announced the welcome news that his administration will let lease sales go...
  • How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

    12/24/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 450 replies · 5,976+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-24 | James Bovard
    George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt's, Bush's changes were perversions of the clear vision the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. What did freedom mean in the era of George Bush? In Iraq in September 2004, the U.S. military constructed Camp Liberty, a tent compound to house Iraqi detainees next to the Abu Ghraib prison. (The torture scandal and photos had been revealed in late April.) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller declared that Camp Liberty...
  • Why have Haliburton and Dick Cheney been demonized by the Socialist Left?

    08/22/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 26 replies · 636+ views
    None | 8/22/08 | Hot Tabasco
    After a routine pick-up game of senior softball today, I was sitting at the picnic table eating pretzels and having a beer with a few other guys discussing "stuff" when Homer, the "softball liberal" made a comment about how evil Haliburton and Dick Cheney were. I've had to put up with this "Haliburton/Cheney" crap for 8 years now and for the life of me, I have yet to figure out why Haliburton and our V.P. Cheney have been so demonized by the socialists. I normally do not post threads or vanities but the time has come to get some answers...
  • HufPo Blogger: 'Haliburton' or 'Blackwater' Will Assassinate Obama

    Want some old fashioned black helicopter, conspiracy goofiness? Check out the frenzied work of HufPoster Joseph Palmero who imagines that if Obama becomes president members of Blackwater security services or Haliburton would somehow decide to assassinate him.
  • CHEMTRAILS: Is U.S. Gov't. Secretly Testing Americans 'Again'?

    11/15/2007 3:12:47 PM PST · by BGHater · 35 replies · 112+ views
    KSLA News 12 ^ | 09 Nov 2007 | Jeff Ferrell
         Could a strange substance found by an Ark-La-Tex man be part of secret government testing program?  That's the question at the heart of a phenomenon called "Chemtrails."  In a KSLA News 12 investigation, Reporter Jeff Ferrell shows us the results of testing we had done about what's in our skies.     "It seemed like some mornings it was just criss-crossing the whole sky.  It was just like a giant checkerboard," described Bill Nichols.  He snapped several photos of the strange clouds from his home in Stamps, in southwest Arkansas.  Nichols said these unusual clouds begin as normal contrails from a jet engine.  But...
  • Calling any and all Freepers for some lib bashing fun(VANITY POST)

    07/13/2007 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Actually, need your help. I am an investor for a living, and during the day enjoy exchanging information and viewpoints with other knowledgeable investors - primarily through the use of Yahoo Message Boards. To the problem...I am an investor in HAL...and the Yahoo board has been permanently inhabited by escapees from DU..seriously sick demented people..Hal is the object of their anger as it is a "symbol" of Cheney, Bush....their vile and outrageous posts disrupt anything one wishes to discuss. They are VERMIN....if any of you have a chance. Please come over and help stomp out the crazies....there is more than...
  • NYTimes: Still Hasn't Apologized and Corrected the Record (Cheney/Secret Service Records/Haliburton)

    06/18/2007 7:35:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 619+ views ^ | June 18, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    NYTimes: Still Hasn't Apologized and Corrected the Record Posted by Warner Todd Huston on June 18, 2007 - 04:23. On may 29th, the AP reported that Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service to eliminate the records of visitors to the Vice President's mansion on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. fitting with the MSM's claims that the VP is "too secretive." Cheney’s office countered with the fact that he had written orders to save those records. Naturally the New York Times jumped on the bandwagon with a June 3rd piece that went wild-eyed and...
  • Bush's detention facilities

    05/31/2007 7:06:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 943+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Houston-based KBR, formerly the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., has a contingency contract in place with the Department of Homeland Security to construct detention facilities in the event of a national emergency. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, spokeswoman Jamie Zuieback confirmed yesterday in a telephone interview that the KBR contract for $385 million was awarded initially in January 2006 for a one-year base period with four one-year options. It has been extended into 2007. KBR held a previous emergency detention contract with ICE from 2000 to 2005. Zuieback told this writer the primary intent of the KBR...
  • Haliburton and its move to Dubai

    03/13/2007 8:46:51 AM PDT · by ZULU · 112 replies · 3,443+ views
    Mrch 13, 2007 | ZULU
    Any thoughts on Haliburton's decision to move from Texas to Dubai? Any concern about U.S. Security being compromised considering all the military contracts Haliburton has? Any outrage over U.S. tax dollars going to contracts with a firm which relocates to an Islamic Country and destroys American jobs in the process? Any concern about national security being compromised by having employees from Dubai working for Haliburton? Any connection between this and the past attempts to have Dubai manage U.S. Port operations? What the heck is going on here? Doesn't this BOTHER anybody? I did a keyword search and found nothing on...
  • Did George W. Bush Kill JFK?

    11/24/2006 3:09:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 112 replies · 5,171+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | November 21, 2006 | Mac Johnson
    This week marks the 43rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination by a pro-Castro Marxist moonbat in Dallas, Tex. Well, that’s if you believe little things like photographs, eyewitnesses, spousal testimony, ballistics, fingerprints, personal history, the suspect’s pattern of assassination attempts, motive, opportunity, and an incriminating flight complete with cop killing. For the rest of America, especially the tinfoil hat crowd, this week is the 43rd anniversary of JFK being killed by Castro, right-wing extremists opposed to Castro, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, the mafia, the Soviets, the Elks’ Lodge, magic bullets, the second gunman, the third gunman, the...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/28/2006 6:44:23 PM PDT · by trappedinnj · 46 replies · 1,922+ views
    Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver September 27, 2006 11:16 AM Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz Report: A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/27/2006 1:19:50 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 78 replies · 3,872+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2006 | Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz
    A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline. The tape shows an armored personnel carrier leading the trucks that Wheeler says was from the Virginia National Guard. Once insurgents...
  • The Ultimate Irony

    12/09/2005 5:30:26 AM PST · by Red6 · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 9 December 2005 | Der Spiegel
    Schroeder takes over guidance job at Gazprom consortium Already in its term of office as chancellors Gerhard Schroeder was noticeable because of its good contacts to the Kremlin. Now he transfers a prominent role in the consortium, which builds the disputed Baltic Sea pipeline from Russia to Germany. Babajewo - the old Federal Chancellor becomes a supervisory board boss of the pipeline consortium NEGP company actively, said the boss of the Russian gas company Gazprom, Alexej Miller, today in Babajewo at the edge of the ceremony to the commencement of construction of the pipeline. It is to represent the interests...
  • Caption This Picture!! Michael Moore's Stock Holdings..

    11/08/2005 5:23:39 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 29 replies · 2,079+ views
  • The Iraq War's Outsourcing Snafu

    04/01/2005 5:17:00 AM PST · by FlyLow · 3 replies · 371+ views
    JWR ^ | 4-1-05 | Max Boot
    Ever since Ronald Reagan proclaimed in his 1981 inaugural address that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," leaders at all levels of government, Democrats and Republicans alike, have been outsourcing as much work as possible to the private sector. This is generally a good idea, but when it comes to the military, this trend may have gone too far. Peter W. Singer, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "Corporate Warriors," estimates that there are 20,000 to 30,000 civilians in Iraq performing traditional military functions, from maintaining weapons systems to guarding supply...
  • Expert: Hurricane Ivan Caused Sand Loss

    03/27/2005 7:45:48 PM PST · by satchmodog9 · 14 replies · 461+ views
    AP ^ | Sun Mar 27,2005 | By CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS - New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) oceanographer says. Ivan's center made landfall Sept. 16 at Gulf Shores, Ala., with 115 mph wind and a storm surge estimated at 10 to 13 feet high. Ivan washed away as much as 164 feet of beach in places, according to Abby Sallenger, an oceanographer for the Geological Survey's Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. He presented his...
  • Halliburton, the Second-Term Curse?

    11/09/2004 4:29:12 PM PST · by Ahriman · 87 replies · 3,614+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2004 | Dana Milbank
    The White House's Halliburton Honeymoon is already history. Only two days after President Bush declared victory in his quest for a second term, the company once run by Vice President Cheney dropped a political bomb. In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the oil services company said that the Justice Department expanded its investigation into Halliburton, that government probes have found that bribes may have been made in Nigeria and that A. Jack Stanley, a former senior executive, may have been involved. The latest news about alleged shenanigans at Halliburton, some of which may have occurred...
  • FBI Investigating Bush Administration over Haliburton Contracts

    10/28/2004 1:37:19 PM PDT · by fidelio · 169 replies · 4,948+ views
    Associated Press | 28 Oct 04 | Associated Press
    BC-Halliburton-Contracts,170 URGENT AP NewsBreak: FBI begins investigating how Halliburton got Bush administration contracts By JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton Co., seeking an interview with a top Army contracting officer and collecting documents from several government offices. The line of inquiry expands an earlier FBI investigation into whether Halliburton overcharged taxpayers for fuel in Iraq, and it elevates to a criminal matter the election-year question of whether the Bush administration showed favoritism to Vice President Dick Cheney's former company. FBI agents this week sought...
  • I've Sold Out; So What Else Is New? (Halliburton Satire)

    10/21/2004 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 2 replies · 448+ views ^ | 10/20/2004 | Frank J.
    I've Sold Out; So What Else Is New? Yes, I now got a paying job writing radio ads for anti-Bush organizations. You may say it's selling out, but I say... Screw you! I like money! You can hear the first one by clicking here (and, no, that's not me doing any of the voices).
  • House Panel Expands Iraq [House Dems Try to Defend Saddam's Bribery]

    10/07/2004 7:13:22 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 14 replies · 968+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/6/04 | Judith Miller
    House Panel Expands Iraq [House Dems Try to Defend Saddam's Bribery]By Judith Miller WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 - A House subcommittee investigating the United Nations oil-for-food program expanded its inquiry on Tuesday to the Bush administration's postwar stewardship of Iraq's oil money. Yielding to pressure from his panel's Democrats, Representative Christopher Shays ... agreed to subpoena documents on the administration's management of oil revenues and, if necessary, audits on contracts for reconstruction projects, including one given to Halliburton, the oil services giant once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney. ... The agreement came after subcommittee Democrats staged a surprise revolt at...
  • If I Were Advising DIck Chaney About Haliburton!

    10/06/2004 12:00:15 PM PDT · by GaryL · 35 replies · 2,149+ views
    October 6, 2004 | Gary L. Livacari
    We can all agree that Dick Chaney made mince meat out of John Edwards last night, and actually performed much better than Bush did last week. However, it seems that Chaney did not have a good response to Edward’s attacks about Chaney’s relationship to Haliburton. In corresponding with my 19 year old son today (who is a sophomore student at liberal George Washington University in D.C. and who writes a column of conservative political commentary for the school newspaper), I thought the readers of Free Republic would find his comments on this subject of interest. Here’s what he wrote: Hey...
  • Kellogg, Brown & Root (Haliburton) Competitors

    09/21/2004 8:53:01 AM PDT · by airedale · 32 replies · 1,115+ views
    Halliburton is a favorite whipping boy of the Kerry Campaign because of the no-bid contract at the start of the campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. I was wondering who besides Schlumberger would have been a competitor of sufficient size, strength and in area capabilities to take on the job that was expected before the invasion to liberate Iraq especially considering Saddam Hussein’s torching the wells and the need for extensive repair to the existing facilities? The second question is which Democrats hold large positions in these competitor companies?
  • Kerry's plan for Iraq Reconstruction

    09/20/2004 9:26:55 AM PDT · by Damifino · 15 replies · 529+ views
    I just saw a few minutes of Kerry's speech this morning. I may have missed the point as I did not see the context before or after the statement so help me out with this.. Did Kerry just recommend we give reconstruction contracts to "local (Iraqi) construction companies"? Isn't the local construction giant in that region OBL's family? Hmmm.... Outsourcing American jobs to the Bin Ladin clan, what next?
  • Call in to Republican Radio™ this Saturday and commemorate the fallen heroes of 9/11

    09/08/2004 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Republican Radio™ · 7 replies · 439+ views
    Republican Radio™: The Life of the Party ^ | 8 September 2004 | Republican Radio™
    Call in to Republican Radio's commemorative live 9/11 broadcast this Saturday from 1pm-2pm Eastern/10am-11am Pacific. While all the other talk radio shows take calls about carburetors and chrysanthemums, Republican Radio lets your voice be heard about the terrorist attack of 9/11/2001. Share your memories about the terrorist attack that changed our nation. Spread the word and call in to Republican Radio on Talk 770AM KTTH (our Seattle flagship station) and nationwide on the Universal Talk Network ( this Saturday September 11, 2004! PHONE NUMBERS FOR REPUBLICAN RADIO NATIONWIDE: 800-465-8770 SEATTLE: 206-421-0770
  • Who Owns Haliburton?

    07/18/2004 8:54:28 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 15 replies · 2,473+ views
    18 July 2004 | Philip Freneau
      Some major or well-known Haliburton shareholders, from Holder - Institution or Fund Shares Held % Float Holdings Value Date Rpt'd Capital Research and Management Co 31,725,000 7.21 $964,122,730 31-Mar-04 Morgan Stanley 31,103,924 7.07 $945,248,231 31-Mar-04 Wellington Management Co, Llp 21,452,500 4.87 $651,941,461 31-Mar-04 FMR Corporation 14,933,628 3.39 $453,832,945 31-Mar-04 Barclays Bank Plc 14,668,197 3.33 $445,766,497 31-Mar-04 State Street Corporation 12,255,771 2.78 $372,452,873 31-Mar-04 Lord Abbett & Co 9,845,491 2.24 $299,204,465 31-Mar-04 Putnam Investment Management, LLC 9,102,124 2.07 $276,613,542 31-Mar-04 A I M Management Group Inc. 8,890,691 2.02 $270,188,094 31-Mar-04 Vanguard Group, Inc. 8,746,746 1.99 $265,813,605 31-Mar-04 Citigroup, Inc 7,301,271...
  • What should be on

    06/11/2004 8:43:08 AM PDT · by chaosman · 7 replies · 771+ views
    What should I put on Recently, I've noticed many TV ads by the Media Fund (basically an anti-Bush group) attacking Bush and Cheney for their connections to Halliburton. They don't give a lot of details in their ad, but instead they direct viewer to their website: , which is full of distortion and one-sided rhetoric attacking Bush. Now, of course, when I tried to spell Halliburton, I thought it only had one 'l' not two. Most of the friends I asked thought it only had one 'l', too. So I thought for sure the Media Fund would also...
  • Calls for inquiry into Cheney's contracts link

    06/02/2004 8:11:18 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 115+ views
    UNITED States legislators are demanding an inquiry into whether Dick Cheney, the vice president , helped his old firm, Halliburton, secure contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq. The latest edition of Time magazine claimed it had seen a Pentagon e-mail which stated that action on a no-bid Halliburton contract to rebuild Iraq’s oil industry was "co-ordinated" with Mr Cheney’s office. Mr Cheney was chief executive officer of the oilfield services giant from 1995 until he joined George Bush’s presidential ticket in 2000. Senator Patrick Leahy said yesterday the e-mail provided "clear evidence" of a relationship between Mr Cheney and multibillion-dollar...
  • Can't blame it all on Halliburton

    04/25/2004 12:20:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 7 replies · 252+ views
    LA Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2004, 10:05PM | By MAX BOOT
    Halliburton surely got lambasted last week recently by John Kerry. "This war brings billions of dollars to big companies, either to those that manufacture weapons or those who reconstruct Iraq, like Halliburton and its sister companies," he thundered. "And from here it becomes clear who benefits from the outbreak of wars and bloodshed: war traders and vampires who administer world politics from behind the curtain." Oops, sorry. That wasn't John Kerry. That was Osama bin Laden, or at least someone claiming to be him on an audiotape. When the rhetorical lines blur between the leader of the Democratic Party and...
  • Fables of the Reconstruction

    04/20/2004 10:42:06 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 2 replies · 164+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 20 April 04 | Jason Vest
    A Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of IraqFables of the Reconstructionby Jason VestApril 20th, 2004 10:00 AM In Focus: Iraq War Gulf of Talkin' Valid or not, comparisons to the deviously escalated Vietnam War are hard to dismiss these days. Condoliar Rice Perhaps with lies and delusions the Bush administration is looking for a mistrial. Things Fall ApartMondo Washington: U.S. Turns to MercenariesMossback: The Wrong Answer Modern war presidents donâ??t let facts get in the way of military conquest. See More ... s the situation in Iraq grows ever...
  • (Evil) Halliburton lobby costs see big drop under Bush/Cheney administration

    03/27/2004 6:00:10 AM PST · by rface · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/27/2004 | Maud S. Beelman
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Halliburton, the oil and construction conglomerate formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, dramatically reduced what it spent on lobbying Congress and the federal government after the Bush-Cheney administration took office in January 2001.</p> <p>During the last two years of the Clinton administration, Halliburton reported spending $1.2 million lobbying the Senate, House of Representatives, and various executive branch departments, according to records reviewed by the Globe. In comparison, during the first two years of the Bush administration, Halliburton reported spending just $600,000.</p>
  • Libya's Vast Pipe Dream Taps Into Desert's Ice Age Water

    03/02/2004 5:40:51 PM PST · by AM2000 · 23 replies · 458+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2004 | PATRICK E. TYLER
    SURT, Libya — In one of the largest construction projects in the world, engineers are trying to "mine" ice age rainfall, now locked in the sandstone beneath the Sahara, and convey it to Libyan cities and farms along a vast waterworks. The project is almost invisible, except when something goes wrong. Bashir O. Saleh, a Libyan engineer trained at the University of Texas, has devoted his professional life to the project, the $27 billion Great Manmade River. In an interview, he described what had happened repeatedly on the first 500-mile segment of the pipeline system that taps a series of...
  • Holes in his defence (“Cheney is floundering in bloodied water and the sharks are circling”)

    02/20/2004 7:02:16 AM PST · by dead · 6 replies · 188+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 21, 2004 | Marian Wilkinson
    The Vice-President of the United States is floundering in bloodied water, and the sharks are circling, writes Marian Wilkinson. Any Nigerian Government investigation into a bribery scandal would usually be dismissed in Washington with guffaws, especially if a potential witness was reported to be the second most powerful man in America, the Vice-President, Dick Cheney. But not today. When the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced two weeks ago that it was joining the Paris public prosecutor's office in examining $US180 million ($227 million) in alleged secret payments to Nigerian officials, Cheney's political enemies took note. The controversial US...
  • The Dream Job of Lifetime (Halliburton Web Site)

    01/24/2004 6:18:34 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Halliburton ^ | N/A | N/A
    This is the dream job of a lifetime.
  • Jack Kelly: The Halliburton huff-The oil services firm did nothing wrong in Iraq

    01/11/2004 1:03:28 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 38 replies · 471+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, January 11, 2004 | Jack Kelly
    Jack Kelly: The Halliburton huff The oil services firm did nothing wrong in Iraq Sunday, January 11, 2004 By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Web logger John Cole noted a fascinating difference between the news accounts accusing Halliburton of overcharging on a contract to deliver oil in Iraq, and the accounts of Halliburton's subsequent exoneration. Here's the AP's Matt Kelley on the original charge: "A Pentagon audit has found Vice President Dick Cheney's former company may have overcharged the Army by $1.09 a gallon for nearly 57 million gallons of gasoline delivered to citizens in Iraq, senior defense officials say." Here's...
  • (Chris)Matthews Panel Sees "Crony Capitalism" as Good Anti-Bush Issue

    01/06/2004 8:24:15 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies · 191+ views
    MRC ^ | 10:10am EST, Tuesday January 6, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The panel on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend salivated about how Democrats should be able to use "crony capitalism" as an issue against President Bush with Chris Matthews regretting how Democrats are supposedly called "unpatriotic" when they raise the subject. Time's Joe Klein recommended: "I think crony capitalism is gonna be a big issue. All of the connections between the Bush White House and companies like Haliburton and the deals on energy and the environment and so on, I think the Democrats are gonna use that." Klein insisted this is not just bashing the rich: "This is...
  • Army Corps Clears Haliburton In Flap Over Fuel Pricing In Iraq

    01/06/2004 8:05:19 AM PST · by xzins · 27 replies · 182+ views ^ | 6 Jan 04
    <p>The Army Corps of Engineers has exonerated Haliburton Co. of any wrongdoing in a Kuwait fuel-delivery contract that Pentagon auditors claimed has overcharged the U.S. government by more than $100 million.</p>
  • About time for some good news

    12/14/2003 7:04:56 PM PST · by aardbokonon · 11 replies · 273+ views
    Opinion | aardbokonon
    I just have to laugh....yesterday, the AP was spinning out blatantly misleading articles trying to link Cheney with a recent accounting error by the company he no longer runs, and boy was that PR maneuver blasted out of the water today by news of Saddam's capture! Serves them right for spiralling so far out into reuters-land that they'd sacrifice the truth to get sensational anti-establishment stories printed.
  • Iraq Invites Foreign Oil-Firm Offers

    09/25/2003 10:18:50 AM PDT · by BOBTHENAILER · 28 replies · 416+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 25, 2003 | CHIP CUMMINS
    <p>VIENNA -- Iraq's oil minister, in his strongest overtures so far to foreign investors, invited international oil companies to pitch investment ideas to Baghdad and said the country's interim government plans to quickly seek outside help in developing its vast but dilapidated petroleum industry.</p>
  • Judge Removes Self From Hudak Trial (Antiterrorism expert on trial for arms violations)

    08/19/2003 9:41:38 PM PDT · by FreeLibertarian · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Monday, August 18, 2003 | RICHARD BENKE
    Judge Removes Self From Hudak Trial By RICHARD BENKE | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A federal judge who was about to put a Canadian antiterrorism expert on trial on charges of having 2,400 missile warheads withdrew from the case Monday, delaying it again while the man remains jailed without bail. Senior U.S. Judge John Conway gave no reason for withdrawing. He had repeatedly urged defense attorneys Robert Gorence and Tim Padilla last week to avoid trial, which had been set for Tuesday, by working out a plea agreement for David Hudak. Gorence said that was an unacceptable option. Gorence...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Roswell multi-missile case

    08/12/2003 4:26:05 AM PDT · by FreeLibertarian · 7 replies · 256+ views
    KOB TV (Albuquerque, N.M.) ^ | 08/11/2003 | Kurt Christopher
    Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Roswell multi-missile case David Hudak Last Update: 08/11/2003 11:54:20 AM By: Kurt Christopher A judge has refused to toss out charges against a Canadian man accused of amassing thousands of warheads and running a counter-terrorism training program in Roswell. U.S. District Judge John Conway also ruled Monday during a hearing in Albuquerque that a jury could hear testimony about Halliburton Corporation's role in the case. Halliburton, which was formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, was selected this spring to perform repairs of the Iraq oilfields in the aftermath of war. David Hudak has...
  • Scandal!- US VP's Firm (Halliburton), Nigerian Official in $2.4m Bribery

    05/13/2003 7:38:54 AM PDT · by dead · 40 replies · 443+ views
    UNITED States oil services giant ,Halliburton, already under fire over accusations that its White House ties helped win a major Iraqi oil contract, has admitted that a subsidiary paid a multi-million dollar bribe to a Nigerian tax official. Halliburton,the world's number two oilfield services firm once run by Vice President Richard Cheney, revealed the illicit payments, worth 2.4 million dollars, in a filing last Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "The payments were made to obtain favourable tax treatment and clearly violated our code of business conduct and our internal control procedures," Halliburton said. Halliburton's subsidiary Kellogg Brown...
  • Hit Piece on Cheney and Haliburton Coming Up on 60 Minutes

    04/27/2003 4:03:57 PM PDT · by arkady_renko · 45 replies · 282+ views
    Watch at your own peril. The Left in Chicago have been going nuts over this subject.A_R
  • Iraqi Exile Criticizes US Contract Awards

    04/19/2003 1:35:26 PM PDT · by what's up · 24 replies · 228+ views
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - A prominent Iraqi exile said on Saturday only a democratically elected government should be allowed to sign the massive contracts needed to reconstruct the country. Former Foreign Minister Adnan Pachachi criticized Washington over its plans for a U.S.-led civilian authority to hand out reconstruction contracts without the approval of an elected Iraqi government. No one has the right to commit Iraq to obligations and costs," he told a news conference in Kuwait. "Only an Iraqi government can do that. A parliament should also endorse the agreements." The U.S. government on Thursday awarded Bechtel Corp. a $680-million-contract to...
  • CNN exonerates Haliburton/Cheney connection

    04/14/2003 9:04:05 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 27 replies · 748+ views
    Anyone who watched Aaron Brown on CNN tonight probably felt their stomach churn when they talked of the "rebuilding of Iraq and the ties to Vice-President Cheney." But the report in fact exonerated Cheney.... First, after showing leftist prostestors who have now taken this (Cheney/Haliburton/Iraq rebuilding) as their cause several things were pointed out: -Cheney's salary of $150K from Haliburton, which is deferred, has nothing to do with company performance. -the VP has no say in the handing out of wartime contracts to corporations. -it is occupational suicide for any corporate leader to try and call in favors from the...
  • The Truth Behind Democratic Slander Attempts Against Dick Cheney

    07/25/2002 9:22:11 AM PDT · by MikeA · 15 replies · 539+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2002 | Wall Street Journal editors
    <p>The Cheney Innuendo The media and Democrats gin up a phony Halliburton scandal.</p> <p>Democrats in Congress purport to be troubled over Halliburton's accounting when Dick Cheney was CEO, even threatening to hold televised hearings. Well, maybe they should. If they're serious, the Members would have to probe the nuances both of asbestos liability and of what the green eye-shades call "percentage of completion" accounting.</p>