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Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I love the smell of Halliburton in the morning. Who's in charge? The one who writes the checks, that's who (
WSJ, sub. req'd.):
Cheney, 63, served as chief executive officer of Houston-based Halliburton Co. (HAL) from 1995 to 2000. This year, Halliburton has been in the news repeatedly as the country comes under investigation amid questions about its Pentagon contracts and its accounting policies.

"We think it's becoming a real issue in the campaign," Kerry senior campaign adviser Tad Devine told reporters in August. "There is a vivid connection in the mind of voters between the enormous spending in Iraq and Halliburton," Devine said. "It is a very, very negative connection they are making."


While Cheney has officially left the firm, he continues to receive money in the form of deferred compensation. On his 2003 tax return, Cheney received $178,437 from Halliburton; Cheney elected to defer his compensation in 1999 to have it paid out in installments for five years.
Like a Bizarro King Midas, everything Cheney touches turns into a conflict of interest.

Let's not forget the close friendship of his golfing and barbecue partner, lying son of a bitch Ahmed Chalabi.

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