He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraskaand grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A.
W wanted to show the world that he could go Daddy one better. Cheney wanted to be very, very rich. The accounting of the financial cost of the nearly decade-long Iraq War will go on for years, but a recent analysis has shed light on the companies that made money off the war by providing support services as the privatization of what were former U.
So was this what the Iraq war was fought for, after all? As the number of US soldiers killed since the invasion rises past the 3, mark, and President George Bush gambles on sending in up to 30, more troops, The Independent on Sunday has learnt that the Iraqi government is about to push through a law giving Western oil companies the right to exploit the country's massive oil reserves. And Iraq's oil reserves, the third largest in the world, with an estimated billion barrels waiting to be extracted, are a prize worth having.
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Questions persist about Vice-President Cheney's role in the ongoing investigation and scandal swirling about the White House. His chief of staff and confidante Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let's take a look at some personal incentives for Cheney's selling war to our country.
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That statementwhich is also the title of his short book on war profiteering, rings true today. One courageous civil servant just won a battle to hold war profiteers accountable. Her name is Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse.
Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the world's largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries. The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubaibut it remains incorporated in the United States. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBRis a major construction company of refineriesoil fields, pipelinesand chemical plants.
The Bush campaign maintains that Mr. Cheney has cut his ties with Halliburton and that the administration has given the company no special treatment. At a community center in Albuquerque on Sept.