Who we elected

December 12, 2003

Reading the news today I see there’s more questionable ongoings with Bush & co. More specifically, Vice President Cheney.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pentagon audit has found Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company may have overcharged the Army by $1.09 per gallon for nearly 57 million gallons of gasoline delivered to citizens in Iraq, senior defense officials say.

Auditors found potential overcharges of up to $61 million for gasoline that a Halliburton subsidiary delivered as part of its no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq’s oil industry.

“…the politically connected company received a no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq.”

Not really that surprising if you know about everything else they’re into. Take a second to watch this documentary (first 1:40 is in Dutch, everything after is in English.)

I don’t usually get too deep into politics, because in the end, everyone seems seems to be full of shit – everyone has their own agenda. Same old story. But this documentary is worth watching, mainly because it displays the type of stuff asshole politicians do once they’re in power. Only, they’re usually smart enough to make their shady deals behind the scenes. Alas, our current president is George W Bush, so that is not the case at all.

Most people don’t know – because there’s never any mention of it – that Bush and quite a few of his pals belong to a large company called The Carlyle Group. I read about it recently thanks to an article done by the large and annoying Michael Moore. Yeah, him. While he puts his own slant on things, he does have some interesting stuff to say. If he would keep his movies and writings documentary style rather than ‘liberal hippy’ style I think more people would like to listen to them. Maybe even some of those redneck republicans. Anyway… the documentary basically talks about the following:

While they’re working for this company, Bush & co abuse their positions of power in our government to make money for said company… and of course, themselves. Everything from selling weapons for the company to our military – weapons we may not need – to providing the people of Iraq (once the country is rebuilt) with a huge market of things like, for instance, cell phones. Something Iraqis weren’t given the chance to have before the war. Carlyle will take care of all of that. How nice of them. They are profiting on the weapons for the war and they are profiting on the result of the war.

Needless to say, someone who is in the position to make money off of war should not be in the position to MAKE war. Guess we screwed up there, huh?

It also covers other things, like how the Bin laden family and lots of Saudis who just might be funding violent Islamic groups are partners in the Carlyle Group. In fact, (and you can read this anywhere) the morning that our World Trade Center towers were destroyed and our pentagon was hit, Osama Bin Laden’s brother was at a Carlyle Group meeting in Washington. The day before, he was at the meeting with George Bush SR himself. Need I also mention that GB SR is a part of the Carlyle group as well? Yes, he makes trips to Kuwait, and does his dealings there, where the people love him. They love him because of…you guessed it…Gulf War I.

I like to look at things fairly – I am by no means an ultra liberal with a bleeding heart, but I find that really shocking. I think most people would.

The documentary presents straight facts, all very disturbing. So check it out.

Lesson of the day: it’s an all out war on terrorists and those who house them, UNLESS, of course, there’s a profit to be made.

Yep, we have soldiers dying in Iraq on a daily basis, and this guy wants to run for president again. Sad thing is, people will vote for him. Please don’t let something like this happen again.

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