Last week, continuing the sometimes catty intra-party feud between Republican hawks and GOPers skeptical of foreign interventions, Vice President
Dick Cheney took a shot at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). But Paul is not likely to be fazed by criticism from the former vice president, for several years
ago the Kentucky senator was pushing the conspiratorial notion that Cheney exploited the horrific 9/11 attacks to lead the nation into war in Iraq in
order to benefit Halliburton, the enormous military contractor where Cheney had once been CEO.
From a 2009 speech before Western Kentucky University Republican students;
Jump to the 6:30 mark:
There’s a great YouTube of Dick Cheney in 1995 defending Bush Number One , and he goes on for about five minutes. He’s being interviewed, I
think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it’d be civil war, we would have
no exit strategy. He goes on and on for five minutes. Dick Cheney saying it would be a bad idea. And that’s why the first Bush didn’t go into
Baghdad. Dick Cheney then goes to work for Halliburton. Makes hundreds of millions of dollars, their CEO. Next thing you know, he’s back in
government and it’s a good idea to go into Iraq.
The day after 9/11, George Tenet is going in the House and Richard Perle is coming out of the White House. And George Tenet should know more about
intelligence than anybody in the world, and the first thing Richard Perle says to him on the way out is, ‘We’ve got it, now we can go into
Iraq.’ And George Tenet, who supposedly knows as much intelligence as anybody in the White House says, ‘Well, don’t we need to know that they
have some connection to 9/11?’ And, he says, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ It became an excuse. 9/11 became an excuse for a war they already wanted in
Paul said the same think in 2008, during his father's presidential run, speaking to supporters at a rally, referring again to this YT clip of
It’s Dick Cheney in 1995 being interviewed on why they didn’t go into Baghdad the first time under the first George Bush. And his arguments
are exactly mirroring my dad’s arguments for why we shouldn’t have gone in this time. It would be chaos. There’d be a civil war. There’d be no
exit strategy. And cost a blue bloody fortune in both lives and treasure. And this is Dick Cheney saying this. But, you know, a couple hundred million
dollars later Dick Cheney earns from Halliburton, he comes back into government. Now Halliburton’s got a billion-dollar no-bid contract in Iraq. You
know, you hate to be so cynical that you think some of these corporations are able to influence policy, but I think sometimes they are. Most of the
people on these committees have a million dollars in their bank account all from different military industrial contractors. We don’t want our
defense to be defined by people who make money off of the weapons.
9/11 became the perfect excuse for neocons to "reshape" the geopolitical environment of the Middle East, no matter the cost to the American taxpayer
or the cost in lives. While this notion isn't new, it's refreshing to see it coming from the mouths of our politicians. At least some of them
have their eyes open. I may not agree with Rand Paul on some political issues, but at least he is not a neocon.
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This makes me almost paranoid about Cheney's recent statements about the fear of an EMP being triggered in the US. How much power does the man
really have and should we heed his latest warning more than we know? An EMP is by no means anything new so why does he feel the need to warn of this
I am begining to ask myself why I keep coming to many of these postings.
I guess I am hoping to find some new and interesting news.
Or atleast something which I didn't pretty much already know.
I am not saying these threads should stop, by any means.
I am just saying that I have heard these same things over and over and yet nothing ever comes of them. Surely there is enough proof of these charges
out there to lock some of these guys up.
Yes it's the same old story Americans pay for the war Americans die fighting the war and another nation benefits from it. Isn't it nice of America
to do that for the Chinese. -
It is the same old demagoguery because for what ever reason some people don't want to discuss the current administration.
So instead they recycle a decade old 'argument' ad inifnitum which is hardly 'breaking political news'.
edit on 7-4-2014 by neo96 because:
(no reason given)
...said the pot to the kettle.
The topic of this thread has absolutely zero to do with the current administration.
I am constantly amazed by how blinded people can become by their political views. Just because you like one side doesn't mean they're always right.
And just because you hate the other side, doesn't mean they're always wrong.
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