Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Halliburton (Dick Cheney) to Dubai

It's been a bad couple weeks for George W. Bush and the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Between the Libby trial exposing the administration's inept decisionmaking, the Walter Reed fiasco, disclosure of the FBI's inappropriate/illegal use of security letters, and now the uproar about the Justice Department's retributive firings of prosecutors unwilling to do the Rove/Bush team's bidding - not to mention continuing bad new coming out of Iraq - the president must be looking forward to 2009 almost as much as the great majority of the rest of Americans.

Now comes word that Halliburton, Dick Cheney's old firm that is probably the single-most favored major beneficiary company of the war in Iraq (the epitome of Eisenhower's 'military-industrial complex'), is relocating its headquarters to Dubai.

Don't be surprised if you see Cheney and other cronies re-employed by Halliburton after 2009 - you saw it here first. The revolving door in this administration looks like Enron in, feed at the government trough, then Halliburton out.

By: Michael Anthony Lawrence