February 21, 2004

Halliburton scandal of the week:

"When the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced two weeks ago that it was joining the Paris public prosecutor's office in examining $US180 million ($227 million) in alleged secret payments to Nigerian officials, Cheney's political enemies took note.

The controversial US defence contractor Halliburton owns one of four foreign companies accused in the scandal. The company, M W Kellogg, was bought in 1998 when Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive officer.
The Nigerian investigation is just the latest controversy swirling about Cheney and Halliburton."

'We've had the Halliburton scandal of the week for a good five weeks and this is the next big one," says Pete Singer, who investigated Halliburton for his new book, Corporate Warriors.

P.S. This is yet another great article from my "local" Australian paper, the Sydney Morning Herald, which is doing a great job in exposing the Bush/Iraq lies.


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