Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Colin Powell Worried U.S. Got Steamrolled Into Iraq War, Calls Out Dick Cheney

To those congressional wackos yelling that President Obama is "perilously close to impeachment", put this in your pipe and smoke it -- obviously you are smoking something:

Dick Cheney should be in jail as a USA war criminal.

 He falsely led America into the costly -- human and dollar losses -- Iraqi war. By cherry-picking classified intelligence and planting false media pro-Iraqi war stories to reporters like Judith Miller of the New York Times:

More than 190,000 people have been killed in the 10 years since the war in Iraq began. The war will cost the U.S. $2.2 trillion, including substantial costs for veterans care through 2053, far exceeding the initial government estimate of $50 to $60 billion, according to a new report by scholars with the "Costs of War" project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. The 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq is March 19, 2013. source

As the former CEO -- and blind trust stock owner -- of Halliburton, Cheney made sure Halliburton was the biggest winner of the Iraqi war:

The accounting of the financial cost of the nearly decade-long Iraq War will go on for years, but a recent analysis has shed light on the companies that made money off the war by providing support services as the privatization of what were former U.S. military operations rose to unprecedented levels.

Houston-based energy-focused engineering and construction firm KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR), which was spun off from its parent, oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL), in 2007.
The company was given $39.5 billion in Iraq-related contracts over the past decade, with many of the deals given without any bidding from competing firms, such as a $568-million contract renewal in 2010 to provide housing, meals, water and bathroom services to soldiers, a deal that led to a Justice Department lawsuit over alleged kickbacks, as reported by Bloomberg. source
Tricky Dick, Jr. was also a strong advocate and architect of America's enhanced interrogation techniques more commonly known as our torture program. And after years of being a loyal soldier, Colin Powell is now shedding light on how President Bush was bullied into war by Dick Cheney and other neo-conservative Dove-Hawks.
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