December 24, 2002

Cheney Was Saddam's Biggest Supplier

According to a Washington Post article re-posted at, Halliburton under Dick Cheney as CEO was the biggest supplier in Iraq's quest for weapons. And Cheney lied about it on the record.

According to The Post in an article dated June 23, 2001: "During last year's presidential campaign, Richard B. Cheney acknowledged that the oil-field supply corporation he headed, Halliburton Co., did business with Libya and Iran through foreign subsidiaries. But he insisted that he had imposed a 'firm policy' against trading with Iraq.

"'Iraq's different,' he said."

But, according to the pre-911 Post, this was not true: "According to oil industry executives and confidential United Nations records, however, Halliburton held stakes in two firms that signed contracts to sell more than $73 million in oil production equipment and spare parts to Iraq while Cheney was chairman and chief executive officer of the Dallas-based company."

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