Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Halliburton Wins and Runs

Like the big winner at a poker game, Halliburton's pushing their chair away from the table and saying "Well boys... it's been fun, but I gotta go Dubai-bye now..."
You may not remember this, but when Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton in 1999, he was falling all over himself for the privilege of doing business with Saddam Hussein, going around the UN embargoes via foreign subsidiaries Ingersoll-Dresser and Dresser Pump. Again, this is 1999, long after Mr. Hitler-with-a-bigger-moustache had invaded Kuwait, gassed the Kurds and filled southern Iraq with the mass-graves of 100,000 Shia. And the man who'd become Vice President was all hot n' heavy to do business with him.
The reason you may not remember this story when it broke was that it was all but entirely eclipsed by the firestorm erupting over Al Gore having consulted with someone who advised him to wear earthtones. And that, my friends, is how we got to where we are today.


Mariamariacuchita said...

Halliburton should be afflicted with a plague of locusts and fiery tongues.

Psychomikeo said...

Nobody can fuck over Americans better than an American business man. I bet they will still got ALL the NO BID contracts, this is what happens when you have a defence contractor as VP that prays to the all mighty dollar.

But who cares AMERICAN IDOL is on

Anonymous said...

Al Gore is a "Fall?"
I always thought was a Winter palette.