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It’s not about the money: Cheney wants power over you and meby Open-Publishing - Saturday 9 October 2004
by Jane Stillwater
I always thought that the goal of Halliburton’s no-bid contracts was to amass
vast amount of wealth for Dick Cheney.
I was wrong.
It’s not about the money.
After watching Cheney on TV the other night, I had a big epiphany. "The guy could
care less about money. Or even Iraq. Or even — gulp — oil." Nope. Dick Cheney
is playing a larger game. He wants power! You could see it in his face.
Halliburton has been systematically fleecing Americans for a reason and it’s not to defeat Iraq. "Iraq is just a money pit," I exclaimed. "And every cent that goes there weakens the United States; weakens you and me."
As he debated John Edwards on the future of our country, I could almost read Dick Cheney’s mind. He seemed to be thinking, "Forget about those poor stupid Iraqis. Forget about the Koreans, the Iranians and even those stupid catspaw cannon-fodder Israelis." Dick Cheney’s goal is power. Power over who? Whom? Power over the people who REALLY count. Power over you and me.
And in the combination of George Bush, the cult Christians, the Republican ostriches, the corporate welfare queens, Fox news, the Patriot Act, Diebold and the military, our Dick has finally found the perfect vehicle, the aces-wild winning hand to finally get what he wants:
Power over you and me.