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cheney rides again

You can breathe a sigh of relief...the vice (p)resident will run again
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27568-2003May7.html

Does this surprise anyone?
Here's Hoping a Heart Attack comes for Dick 08.May.2003 08:02

hamburger

Have another big, fact juicy steak, Dick. Here's hoping a heart attack comes your way. I lay even odds that Cheney will have a heart attack and croak sooner rather than later.

Ahh the compassion of the left 08.May.2003 08:51

Left Observer

Ahh, the compassion of the left. They are so kind, peaceful, and tolerant, no? Would you want them as a neighbor? Hmm.

Them? 08.May.2003 09:09

anonymous

One person makes a comment and you attribute it to "them."

Left Observer responds 08.May.2003 09:19

Left Observer

> One person makes a comment and you attribute it to "them."

If this comment were some out of the blue drive-by garbage, I could let it pass. However, it is the rule and not the exception here on Indymedia. Lets not kid ourselves.

You better hope he crokes... 08.May.2003 10:33

The Goat

That is the only way he won't be in the White house next term

to 'Left Observer'--- 08.May.2003 12:14

??

1. why do you BOTHER coming to this site?

"However, it is the rule and not the exception here on Indymedia"
2. The RULE is that bullshit, Disinformationalist trolls like you are spamming this site 24-7.

3. Here's compassion for all you bullshit, Disinformationalist trolls 'Left Observer', 'Goat', etc. etc.--

F U C K Y O U.

go back to the Twinkies, Big Macs, child porn, Fox News, and bootlicking of your millionaire masters.

Left observer responds yet again 08.May.2003 14:44

Left Observer

To anonymous: Can you now see my point? The level of bile-filled anger on this site is astounding for people who are most likely rather priviledged in our society. Otherwise they would be too busy working at McDonalds to post here.

to 'Left Observer'-- 08.May.2003 15:28

Is McDonalds Hiring??

"level of bile-filled anger on this site is astounding for people who are most likely rather priviledged [sic] in our [whose??] society. Otherwise they would be too busy working at McDonalds to post here."

--the question remains:

why do you BOTHER coming to this site? why waste your 'valuable time'?

Left Observer Types 08.May.2003 17:46

A fair question

> why do you BOTHER coming to this site? why waste your 'valuable time'?
Your question is fair. I used to be sympathetic with many of your goals, however, due to some of your direct actions, you have turned me against you. It is now my sworn duty to hold you back whereever possible.

umm,,, 08.May.2003 18:05

chaka

"sworn duty".......you dork.

I'm serious 08.May.2003 19:07

Left Observer

I'm serious. I took a sworn oath to do direct action against you guys, wherever you may be. You have ruined the movement and I am here to save it.

yeah right 09.May.2003 11:05

..

fuck off cop.

Cheney Bribes Again 09.May.2003 12:00

Oliver Burkeman

Cheney firm paid millions in bribes to Nigerian official

Oliver Burkeman in Washington
Friday May 9, 2003
The Guardian
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,11319,952243,00.html

The reputation of Halliburton, the oil industry giant once run by Vice-President Dick Cheney, took a new blow yesterday when it admitted one of its subsidiaries had paid millions of dollars to a Nigerian official in return for tax breaks.

The company said it had informed the US securities and exchange commission (SEC) of about $2.4m (1.5m) in improper payments to the official, who had posed as a tax consultant, it claimed.

The payments emerged during an audit. Halliburton said they "clearly violated" the company's code of conduct and "several" employees had been fired. The SEC is investigating, and the firm could face a tax bill of up to $5m in Nigeria.

It is the second controversy involving the firm within a week. Earlier, army officials acknowledged that the company's subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root had a far broader role in the Iraqi oil industry than previously disclosed, encompassing not just fighting fires but operating oilfields.

Meanwhile Richard Perle, an influential Pentagon adviser, was accused of a new conflict of interests after it was revealed that he had briefed investors on how to profit from a potential war with Iraq or North Korea after attending a classified intelligence meeting on the two countries.

The defence policy board, of which Mr Perle was then chairman, received the information from the defence intelligence agency in February.

Three weeks later he gave a talk to Goldman Sachs investors, delivered as part of a conference call, titled Implications of an Imminent War: Iraq Now. North Korea Next?

A source who was at the defence intelligence agency briefing told the Los Angeles Times: "That bothered me because the title of the talk made it sound like he had the inside track on what we were going to do."

The Los Angeles Times broke the story.

Mr Perle, who declined to comment yesterday, resigned as chairman of the board in March after bad publicity concerning his links with the failed telecoms firm Global Crossing, which was seeking a favourable ruling from the Pentagon; his directorship of the UK intelligence firm Autonomy; and his meeting with Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer, and another businessman who wanted to influence Washington's Iraq policies.

He remains a member of the defence policy board, a group of private citizens whose nominations are approved by Donald Rumsfeld, the secretary of defence.

At the same classified meeting, on February 27, the board received a presentation about military communications systems, the LA Times reported. Mr Perle's venture capital firm, Trireme Partners, has been exploring this area for possible investments.

The revelations will increase the pressure on Mr Perle.

But Helmut Sonnenfeldt, another board member, said nothing he heard at the February briefing would have given Mr Perle any advantage in his commercial activities.

He told the LA Times: "To make a hard and fast connection between Perle hearing something at the briefing and using it to further his commercial interests is a jump I wouldn't want to make."


Left observer rejoinder 09.May.2003 17:42

Left Observer

I'm not a cop, although I thank you for your compliment. They are the salt of the earth. I am simply a volunteer who wants to make the world a better place.

Woodsman 09.May.2003 21:34

made up

Is that you Woodsman?