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.
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.
In fact, the Democrats even say this is Halliburton Cheney Week! One of the loudest voices belongs to Henry Waxman, a Democratic Congressman who is conducting hearings on the matter. One raging controversy has concerned the number and cost of meals served by Halliburton to soldiers.
There was indeed something fishy about a top Pentagon advisor making that kind of money to help a company that was having problems with national security issues. Perle is also on the board of Onset Technology, the leading provider of message conversion technology and a major supplier to Bechtel - one of the leading candidates for rebuilding Iraqi infrastructure. As the Center for Public Integrity has documented, this kind of thing is not unusual.
Published by CitizenWorks. Army Corp of Engineers. He will be chairman of the company from to October and from February to August
John Burnett. Oil services company Halliburton has come under intense scrutiny over its multi-billion-dollar contracts with the U. Congressional critics want to know if the company is engaging in gold-plating contracts -- inflating costs and pocketing the difference.
Now, a critically well-placed army employee says contracts were unfairly awarded to Halliburton, whose chief executive used to be US Vice-President Dick Cheney. Bunnatine Greenhouse, the highest-ranking civilian in the US Army Corps of Engineers, saw the contracts handed to Halliburton pass over her desk. She objected to all of them on the grounds that the government was being too generous to the Texas-based company.
Young reports: "Ten contractors received 52 percent of the funds, according to an analysis by the Financial Times that was published Tuesday. The No. Houston-based energy-focused engineering and construction firm KBR, Inc.
Henry Waxman, D-California, and Rep. But a spokeswoman for Cheney, who was Halliburton's CEO from tosaid he "has nothing at all to do with awarding these contracts, the bidding process or the current work orders. Army Corps of Engineers to Kellogg Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, to put out oil fires in Iraq, without competitive bidding or a price cap.