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Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney, U.S. Vice President

“As a House member, Cheney staked out a reputation as a hardline conservative on both domestic and foreign policy issues. He opposed the ban on selling armor-piercing bullets, opposed sanctions against Apartheid-era South Africa, and voted against a resolution calling for the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. “ Source

Corporate Connections/Business Interests

  • Halliburton, Inc. : President and Chief Executive Officer, October 1995-July 2000
     
    • Cheney's 2000 income from Halliburton: $36,086,635 Cheney made $36 million at Halliburton in 2000 alone. Source
    • Increase in government contracts while Cheney led Halliburton: 91%
    • Minimum size of "accounting irregularity" that occurred while Cheney was CEO: $100,000,000 (One hundred MILLION dollars)
    • Number of the seven official US "State Sponsors of Terror" that Halliburton contracted with: 2 out of 7
    • Pages of Energy Plan documents Cheney refused to give congressional investigators: 13,500
    • Amount energy companies gave the Bush/Cheney presidential campaign: $1,800,000. Source
  • Cheney claimed that he supported the U.S. sanctions on Iraq, but the Financial Times of London reported that through foreign subsidiaries and affiliates, Halliburton became the biggest oil contractor for Iraq, selling more than $73 million in goods and services to Saddam Hussein's regime. (See this website for a Washington Post article on the matter.)
  • Libyan Moammar Gadhafi engaged a foreign subsidiary of Halliburton company Brown & Root to perform millions of dollars worth of work. According to the Baltimore Sun, Brown & Root was fined $3.8 million for violating Libyan sanctions. (Although Cheney wasn't leading Halliburton when these sales started, subsidiaries' sales to Libya continued throughout his tenure.)
  • In Burma, Halliburton joined oil companies in working on two notorious gas pipelines, the Yadana and Yetagun. According to an Earth Rights report, "From 1992 until the present, thousands of villagers in Burma were forced to work in support of these pipelines and related infrastructure, lost their homes due to forced relocation, and were raped, tortured and killed by soldiers hired by the companies as security guards for the pipelines. One of Halliburton’s projects was undertaken during Dick Cheney’s tenure as CEO." (The full report is linked to below.)

Halliburton is now being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for Enron-style accounting practices that took place while Cheney was CEO. Source

Articles:

Cheney Led Halliburton To Feast at Federal Trough
State Department Questioned Deal With Firm Linked to Russian Mob
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2000 — State Department questioned deal with firm linked to Russian mob.
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"Full and Open Debate"
Was Halliburton chief Dick Cheney being ironic when he wrote to Vice President Al Gore?
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2004 — On May 30, 1997, Dick Cheney dispatched a two-page letter to Vice President Al Gore in hopes of staving off new federal regulations that presumably would prove both cumbersome and costly to Halliburton Company, the global oil-field services firm that Cheney had run since 1995.
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