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Wednesday, December 31, 2003
By Steven Taylor

How can this be? Halliburton to Lose Iraq Oil Project

Just weeks after Pentagon auditors said Halliburton may have overcharged taxpayers to import oil to Iraq, the Defense Department is removing the Army Corps of Engineers from its role in supervising the program.

The Defense Energy Support Center, which buys fuel for the military throughout the world, will supervise the shipments and choose new contractors to replace Halliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company.

Gee whiz, since we went to war for Halliburton, what is going on up there in Washington? Does Cheney know about this?!?

My worldview is crumbling!

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6 Responses to “But Isn’t Cheney the All-Powerful Puppetmaster?”

  1. James Joyner Says:

    It just shows how clever they are.

  2. Eric Says:

    First they get white house pressure to buy overpriced oil from Kuwait, then they lose there contracts because of it. There has got to be a vast righter than right-wing conspiracy lurking here somewhere! :)

  3. didgi Says:

    Doesn’t this bother anyone? Halliburton was not only profiting off the blood of our soldiers, but they had to rub it in our face by gouging taxpayers.

    But not to fear. Halliburton only lost this one contract. It’s subsidaries still provide housing for troops, food services, mail delivery and the building of prisons in Gitmo and of course, the repair and construction of an unspecified (and unsupervised) number of oil wells. Who’s in the money?

    No, Cheney has the cards stacked and the American people will pay––with their blood as well a cash!!!

  4. Steven L Says:

    It was especially clever of Cheney to have Halliburton approved as -the- provider for these types of government contracts without competitive bidding before he actually took office — because the overriding contract (the one allowing future work without competitive bids) was granted under Clinton.

    I picture Cheney in a black ninja suit breaking into the Oval Office and forging Clinton’s signature on those contracts . . . just before he planted a blue dress in the back of a closet.

  5. digi Says:

    Of course. It is Clinton’s fault that the top executives of Halliburton are retired Generals, Admirals, CIA, etc., designed deliberately to manipulate the government. The Vice President used to be the CEO and the only CEO to break Halliburton’s own rule of enormous severance for Cheney.

    It’s crooked and you know it.

  6. OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY Says:

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE OI-IL
    Steven Taylor is confused as to how Halliburton could lose a contract, seeing as how we went to war to line their pockets….


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