This is not news to me at all, but it will be to some ATSers who care.
The V-P is the centre of the Bush admin's neo-con corruption think tank. The estimates of his rewards from his former charge Halliburton are vastly
'misunderestimated' by Democrats, but then they have to deal with known paper trails and not speculate on the one trillion dollars
(US$1,000,000,000,000) misappropriated by the Pentagon in scams like these.
Democrats Question Cheney's Halliburton Payments
Tue September 16, 2003 04:30 PM ET
By Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, a former CEO of Halliburton Co., has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company
since taking office while asserting he has no financial interest in the company, Senate Democrats said on Tuesday.
The Democrats demanded to know why Cheney claimed to have cut ties with the oil services company, involved in a large no-bid contract for oil
reconstruction work in Iraq, when he was still receiving large deferred salary payments.
Senate Democratic Leader Thomas Daschle of South Dakota and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg said the revelations reinforced the need for
hearings about the no-bid contracts Halliburton received from the Bush administration.
"The vice president needs to explain how he reconciles the claim that he has 'no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind,' with the hundreds
of thousands of dollars in deferred salary payments he receives from Halliburton," Daschle said in a statement.
On NBC's "Meet the Press" program last Sunday, Cheney, who was Halliburton's CEO from 1995 to 2000, said he had severed all ties with the
(article continues with more juicy numbers, including KB&R's unaudited expenses in Iraq).