Thursday, December 16, 2010

Iraqi PM claims US oil company in contact with Iran ... and it's over to you Dick Cheney

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori, but then Dick Cheney, for one, was never about to die for his country, after all, he had "other priorities", such as, getting ready for a political career, which began in 1969, as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger. Dick was looking for a way to contribute to his nation without getting his head blown off. Not, how Dick would formulate it, but that is what he would like us to believe.

No, nowadays axe swinging Zwinglis are few and far between among today's politicians and we shouldn't really point the finger at Dick.  However, when we look at his other "other priorities", later on, even the most myopic among us might want to puke. ".... and if  the conflict of interests that his role at Halliburton,  the world’s largest oil field services company with multi-billion dollar contracts with oil corporations including Chevron, doesn't make you vomit, what about the following revelation from Wikileaks.

In today's 'Guardian' we can read that, according to Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister, "....... Chevron negotiated with Tehran about developing an Iraq-Iran cross-border oilfield in spite of tight US sanctions. Of course, none of this will surprise Dick. After all, this is the man who was calling "Iran the world's leading exporter of terror", while Halliburton was still doing business there, the man who, during his tenure as Halliburton CEO in the 1990's, fought against Clinton's sanctions and expanded Halliburton's business with Tehran.

No, we shouldn't be too harsh on him for not going for the Dulce et Decorum est Pro partia mori thing. Or, at least, not if he had contented himself by pursuing an honest career and a family life instead. However, the man lied, sent others to die and this along with his blatant war profiteering provide should be sufficient to put him behind bars ....  and do you know we wouldn't even have to try him for war crimes, ..... no, there are enough felonies here to put this man behind bars as a common criminal for the rest of his life and are there no lawyers out there who want to pursue this one?

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