Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dick Cheney and his Halliburton Records


See how Dick Cheney manipulated  American People to go to War with Iraq to gain money through his firm Halliburton

Following the end of Operation Desert Storm in February 1991, the Pentagon, led by then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, paid Halliburton subsidiary Brown & Root Services over $8.5 million to study the use of private military forces with American soldiers in combat zones.

Halliburton is the only company mentioned by Osama bin Laden in an April 2004 tape

in which he claims that "this is a war [in Afghanistan] that is benefiting major companies with billions of dollars

Bunnatine Greenhouse,


a civil servant with 20 years of contracting experience, had complained to Army officials on numerous occasions that Halliburton had been unlawfully receiving special treatment for work in Iraq, Kuwait and the Balkans. Criminal investigations were opened by the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Pentagon's inspector general.

In one of the many examples of abuse, Greenhouse said that military auditors caught Halliburton overcharging the Pentagon for fuel deliveries into Iraq.

Bunnatine Greenhouse also complained that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's office took control of every aspect of Halliburton's $7 billion Iraqi oil/infrastructure contract.

After her testimony, Greenhouse was demoted, allegedly for poor performance.

Greenhouse had received excellent performance ratings in the past. Greenhouse's attorney, Michael Kohn, stated in the New York Times that "she is being demoted because of her strict adherence to procurement requirements and the Army's preference to sidestep them when it suits their needs." Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock asserted the contrary.

Bunnatine (Bunny) H. Greenhouse is a former chief contracting officer of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
On June 27, 2005, she testified to a Democratic Party public committee, alleging specific instances of waste, fraud, and other abuses and irregularities by Halliburton with regard to its operations in Iraq since the Iraq War.
She described one of the Halliburton contracts (secret, no-bid contracts awarded to Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR)—a subsidiary of Halliburton) as "the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career."

Given these facts will any sane and impartial person say Dick Cheney is NOT  a Cheat and a Liar.

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