Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Cheney Profits on America's Loss

"The Bush administration intends to seek about $70 billion in emergency funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year, pushing total war costs close to $225 billion since the invasion of Iraq early last year, Pentagon and congressional officials said yesterday." -MSNBC 10/26

Since only a little over $1 million dollars has actually been spent on rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure, it's safe to assume that most of the monies previously allocated to fund the Iraq war have been used to pay Halliburton -- a corporation with direct ties to the Bush administration. Even despite evidence that Halliburton has overcharged the US government (i.e., the American taxpayer) untold millions for their services, nothing has been done about it and all indications are that the bill will be paid in full for fear of upsetting Halliburton CEOs and interrupting the service they provide--which would also hinder the fighting ability of US troops stationed in Iraq. It is quite obvious that this circle of extortion has its start and end points in the hands of vice president Dick Cheney, the man really running the US federal government. Ask who or what entity has benefitted directly from the invasion of Iraq and what has been gained.

This is the large-scope question that the corporate media dare not ask.


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