Tuesday, June 01, 2004

What a Dick

September '03

NBC's Tim Russert:

"Were you involved in any way in the awarding of those contracts?"

Vice President Cheney:

"Of course not, Tim ... And as Vice President, I have absolutely no influence of, involvement of, knowledge of in any way, shape or form of contracts led by the [Army] Corps of Engineers or anybody else in the Federal Government"

Busted Posted by Hello

From today's Time Magazine:
...TIME has obtained an internal Pentagon e-mail sent by an Army Corps of Engineers official—whose name was blacked out by the Pentagon—that raises questions about Cheney's arm's-length policy toward his old employer. Dated March 5, 2003, the e-mail says "action" on a multibillion-dollar Halliburton contract was "coordinated" with Cheney's office. The e-mail says Douglas Feith, a high-ranking Pentagon hawk, got the "authority to execute RIO," or Restore Iraqi Oil, from his boss, who is Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. RIO is one of several large contracts the U.S. awarded to Halliburton last year.

Still cozy after all of these years.

Update 6/2/04:
Rep. Henry Waxman is all over Cheney's big lying ass! Thanks to MajorBarbara for heads up.


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