[Mb-civic] Report Shows Cheney Went Abroad to Attack America
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Thu Sep 16 09:33:28 PDT 2004
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REPORT SHOWS CHENEY WENT ABROAD TO ATTACK AMERICA
Vice President Cheney has regularly attacked the national security
credentials of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), calling him weak on terrorism. But
according to a new report, it was Cheney who actually did business with
terrorist countries and traveled abroad to attack America's
counter-terrorism efforts in the 1990s.
As The American Prospect documents, Cheney oversaw Halliburton's effort to
do business with Iraq and Iran in the 1990s, despite American sanctions
against those countries. During his time as CEO, he oversaw Halliburton's
$73 million worth of business with Saddam Hussein. This, despite his
claim that he had imposed a "firm policy" of not doing business with
Iraq. Similarly, details of Halliburton's Iran business during Cheney's
tenure was so egregious, it is being investigated by authorities today.
Halliburton today admits one of its subsidiaries still "performs between $30
[million] and $40 million annually in oilfield service work in Iran."
On top of evading U.S. sanctions laws against terrorist countries, Cheney
actually attacked the U.S. government in a series of trips abroad, demanding
sanctions be lifted on terrorist countries so he could do business with
them. In trips to Malaysia and Canada, for instance, he insisted the Clinton
administration lift sanctions on Iran, despite that country being listed by
the U.S. State Department as a state-sponsor of terrorism.
You can see the full American Prospect piece at http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1136375&l=55997.
1. "The Greed Factor," The American Prospect, 9/15/04,
2. "Firm's Iraq Deals Greater Than Cheney Has Said," Washington Post,
3. "Halliburton probed over Iran ties," CNN.com, 7/20/04,
4. "Halliburton's Work in Iran Stirs Democrats," Washington Post, 7/21/04,
5. Overview of State-Sponsored Terrorism, U.S. Department of State, 4/30/01,
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