Oliver puts up the dumbest post I have seen in a long time:
For months we’ve been told that drawing a line between Halliburton and their giant contracts in Iraq and Vice President is sheer follly. C’mon, there’s no connection, he divested himself long ago.
Cheney may still have Halliburton ties
The report says that the deferred compensation that Cheney receives from Halliburton as well as the more than 433,000 stock options he possesses “is considered among the ‘ties’ retained in or ‘linkages to former employers’ that may ‘represent a continuing financial interest’ in those employers which makes them potential conflicts of interest.”
“As this C.R.S. report shows,” Lautenberg said, “The ethics standards for financial disclosure is clear. Vice President Cheney has a financial interest in Halliburton.”
Your vice president holds a total of $10,711,991.76 in his blood money at market close today.
Let’s not even get into Oliver and Frank Lautenberg’s misrepresentation of what this deferred compensation is. Let’s instead dive into Oliver’s comments, where he unloads this doozy in response to my asking him if anyone with Halliburton stock has ‘blood money’ on their hands:
No, John, someone who has sway over the military and can influence how they are used to gain personal profit is a war profiteer.
So, according to ‘moderate’ Democrat Oliver Willis, this WAS a war for oil and reconstruction bids. ‘Like Kryptonite for Stupid’ is Oliver’s slogan. More like a magnet than kyrptonite, if this is how he really thinks.
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