Sunday, January 22, 2006

What do Perrier and Halliburton have in common?

You may have seen the Associated Press report, released today, that the water that Halliburton has been contracted to introduce into Iraq is contaminated, and that the company which "was formerly headed" by Vice President Dick Cheney has knowingly kept word of both the toxicity, as well as the dangers posed by the toxicity, of the chemicals in the water which has affected both our military, and civilians, a secret for months now.

One phrase we repeatedly heard after 9/11 was how the intelligence community failed to "connect the dots." So, it's connect the dots time---do you see any resemblance to the tobacco industry which withheld information about the hazards of smoking to profiteer? Aside from being notorious for making huge profits off a product which, almost universally, produces death, the tobacco industry is famous for...
bingo---lobbying.... hmmmmmmmm..... wonder who's lobbying for the former president, and CEO, of Halliburton, Dick Cheney's contract in Iraq, and what connection, if any, these lobbyists have to Jack Abramoff?

More importantly, if a direct connection between Cheney, Halliburton, and Abramoff can be established, and proven, what impact, if any, will it have on the rest of a most troubling lame dame presidency? Have we, at one time a nation of laws, become so neutralized by corruption run amok that we cower, and retreat, in the face of the kind of inquiry that will make future generations proud to call themselves Americans?