Having ensured the continued flow of cheap oil from the Gulf by waging a war with Iraq, and after his boss, George Bush's ouster from office by Clinton inDick Cheney turned his attention to the corporate world. In he joined the American Enterprise Institute in Washington as a senior fellow. In October of he became president and chief executive officer of the Halliburton Company in Dallas, Texas.
The Bush campaign maintains that Mr. Cheney has cut his ties with Halliburton and that the administration has given the company no special treatment. At a community center in Albuquerque on Sept.
He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraskaand grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A.
Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the world's largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries. The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubaibut it remains incorporated in the United States.
Young reports: "Ten contractors received 52 percent of the funds, according to an analysis by the Financial Times that was published Tuesday. The No. Houston-based energy-focused engineering and construction firm KBR, Inc.
John Burnett. He's pictured in his office at the company's Houston headquarters in this photo. Critics believe Vice President Dick Cheney steered the work to the company, where he served as chief executive officer from to
Halliburton woke up Friday, determined to debunk a film by Robert Greenwald that it has not seen. You have to wonder just what Halliburton's CEO and department of agitation and propaganda are thinking. It's worth pausing to recall the insidious nature of Halliburton's role in the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
As the former vice president releases his memoir, it's useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure. When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent. Few political figures in history have been so reviled. As his memoir, In My Timehits bookstores today, and he does a series of friendly interviews in the press, some Americans with short memories might wonder, "Why is it that so few were willing to endorse his performance in office?
Well before the Bush administration launched its war against Baghdad, U. But because companies with close ties to the White House, such as Halliburton, Bechtel, and the Carlyle Group have been awarded multi-million dollar contracts in postwar Iraq, questions are now being raised about the appearance of ethical impropriety and conflicts of interest. The revolving door between big business and government is easily illustrated in the Bush White House.
There was indeed something fishy about a top Pentagon advisor making that kind of money to help a company that was having problems with national security issues. Perle is also on the board of Onset Technology, the leading provider of message conversion technology and a major supplier to Bechtel - one of the leading candidates for rebuilding Iraqi infrastructure. As the Center for Public Integrity has documented, this kind of thing is not unusual. As more and more wartime contracts are announced, more and more conflicts of interest are coming to light.