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Dick Cheney faces bribery scandal charges in Nigeria

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Dick Cheney faces bribery scandal charges in Nigeria


    Joined: 22.10.10

        Dick Cheney faces bribery scandal charges in Nigeria
    Dick Cheney, file pic Mr Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive before becoming vice-president to George W Bush

    Nigeria's anti-corruption agency is to charge former US Vice-President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal that involves a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.

    The case centres on engineering firm KBR, which admitted bribing officials.

    A lawyer for Mr Cheney said allegations he was involved in the scandal were "entirely baseless".

    Mr Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive before becoming vice-president to George W Bush in 2001.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11902489

    1. DTR0005 profile image82
      DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dick Cheney.. is there something strangely ironic about his name?

      1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
        Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I want to guess that probably his 1st name says it all.

  2. I am DB Cooper profile image70
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    These allegations are unfair. Dick Cheney wasn't trying to bribe anyone. He was merely paying a nominal fee so a Nigerian prince could transfer his money into an American bank.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is that the Nigerian prince that emailed me the other day asking for my help with his vast vast wealth that he was willing to share if I would just, zZZZzzzZZZZzzz


      Tchugh guh huh!  *head jerks upward and eyes open wide*
      Gosh sorry, just feel asleep there roll

      1. Daniel Carter profile image92
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You make me laugh, girly girl. lol

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Excelent! Mwahahaha! My evil plan to make you laugh is working then!
          http://mjreed.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/mr-burns-wallpaper.gif

          1. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Doesn't he look a bit like a skinny Cheney? hmm

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  3. profile image61
    C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago

    I don't know who I would trust less...the Nigerian Government or Cheney. Cheney's shananagans are well known. Do a little reading about Nigeria and you'll see what I mean.

    1. Petra Vlah profile image59
      Petra Vlahposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For anyone to trust Cheney is to be naive or worse. How much did Halliburton profit from the so called "reconstruction work" in Iraq?! Billions as we all know!
      If there is any justice in this world, Cheney should face the death penalty for his crimes not only corruption and bibery charges.

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        china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have just been listening to Chinese student 'presentations' on different 'famous' people - among all the usual suspects one group 'did' Cheney - they concluded that history might fin dhim to be the single most evil person since Hitler.

        1. JOE BARNETT profile image59
          JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ha ha ha  are you serious? then good. he deserves it!

  4. Daniel Carter profile image92
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    I personally think Nigeria, one of the great internet scam capitals of the world, deserves Cheney and vice versa. I think it's Karma that they are now having such a love affair.

  5. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago
  6. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    In further developments, Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has indicated that they will drop all charges against Cheney provided each agency executive received $10,000 in cash and a signed copy of Justin Bieber's latest hit album

  7. JOE BARNETT profile image59
    JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago

    cheney was part of that bush group. oldman bush was a fixer of sorts for old money. he got things done. i remember jesse jackson saying "if you dont want trouble in your life,then stay out the bushes."  cheney tried to escape all of his infamy by moving to dubai. but now he's gonna have to move back home and deal with it, otherwise interpol will pick him up like a thug ha ha ha . back here he'll have to go to restaurants where the cook and wait staff don't like him."uh excuse me, can you tell me what that flavor is in this coffee?" he'll probably need a taster now ha ha ha . obama worked hard to eliminate a similar problem for bush in spain and did.  but at the inauguration cheney snubbed obama by not showing up.i think cheney may be in for an interesting future at least because i don't think obama is gonna lift a finger and i wouldn't blame him.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't blame Obama, either. Cheney is just mean, although I don't see Bush that way. W has been much more respectful to Obama than Cheney has.

      1. JOE BARNETT profile image59
        JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yeah i'm with you there. bush fumbled a lot but he was and has been respectul of obama and his position. cheney however with his twisted mouth i think is pure evil. he knows it too, thats why he's hiding in dubai.  cheney even came out campaigning against obama till that heart attack ha.

  8. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Cheney is scary! I know most of you won't agree with me, but I blame Darth Cheney with some of Bush's failings.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you. I believe "Bush was a part of Cheney's group"

      I mean you can't have it both ways. Either Bush was the mastermind for all thats evil in the world or he's an idiot. Can't be both.

      1. JOE BARNETT profile image59
        JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        touchy, toucheee! we know what was mean't let's not get to haggling over straws

        1. profile image61
          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I know, I just really don't trust Cheney.

      2. JOE BARNETT profile image59
        JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        and yeah he was an idiot and knew it . so, he hired cheny who turns out is satan. actually his dad gave him cheney.

        1. profile image61
          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "his dad gave him cheney" That was a SNL skit, remember? It was funny as hell.

          I don't believe Bush was a bad guy. I believe he is and governed as a "new world order"/"one world government" type of moderate republican. I'm no fan of this. There is very little difference between his, his fathers and Bill Clinton's world view. A view I don't share. I believe that Bill Clinton was the absolute best politician of my lifetime. I believe history will show Bush in a much different light, than he is percieved today.

          1. JOE BARNETT profile image59
            JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            yeah we agree.clinton was the greatest. bush i don't think was as detailed a thinker as clinton or obama. bush was more broad strokes. clinton was fantastic. obama is having to duplicate his moves to get us out of this. we,re just 3 times as far down as when clinton took office.

          2. JOE BARNETT profile image59
            JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            no i didn't see it on snl but thats how it happened.

    2. Daniel Carter profile image92
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think in time, history will document that. I think Cheney had a MAJOR influence W's decisions, which is really quite troubling.

  9. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I guess we can all agree that its a good thing no one took out Bush while in office hmm

    1. Doug Hughes profile image59
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Bush may have been smarterathan any of us gave him credit for. Cheney was absolute insurance no one from the left would take Bush out...

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good one, Doug! A lot of truth, probably!

  10. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I guess they have a looser definition of treason in Nigeria.
    Otherwise, why isn't Cheney being brought up on charges here in the US?

  11. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Just a thought...what if you HAD to choose between Palin and Cheney for POTUS??

    I'd have to take Palin. I don't think she's as smart or as crafty as Cheney, so she prolly wouldn't be as dangerous.

  12. Joe Badtoe profile image59
    Joe Badtoeposted 6 years ago

    Cheney has no morals or principles
    he has no heart
    his soul is stained
    he belonged to a govt that was evil corrupt and shameless

    fuck him

    1. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you defining Capitalism?

  13. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    I'm really hoping that something will come of this...probably not, but AT LEAST it confirms what we all know. Cheney is as rotten and corrupt as they come. Grandpa, or not!

    But,something is going on in Dubai, where he ran to. And Erik Prince, when they were going to investigate his dirty dealings, he ran to Arabia too. Plus, I remember reading an article years back, where Oliver North was talking. He said "Every time we get near Bin-Laden, they tell us to pull back". And now, the new Republican Boogie-Man target is Sharia Law. Isn't Saudi Arabia the biggest exporter of that? Aren't they our "friends"? And what happened to Al-Queda as the enemy of enemies?

    Anyway, last night, Rachel Madddow talked about how years ago, Hamid Karzai's (sp) brother was caught with 52 million dollars of America money heading into Dubai.(remember when they did that in Iraq too?!) They just let him go.
    Cheney has bought a lot of property there....Erik Prince escapes there...no extradition with the USA. Kharzai's bro brings 52 mil in CASH, and they let him KEEP it. And now Sharia law is the new so-called enemy of the State.
    Plus, Dubai is the new playground of the rich and famous , well, not so new--they've been going there for years.

    It just sets off alarm bells in my head, and my intuition is on over-time.
    It's a tax-free haven.
    Serfs and rich people. Something is going on there behind the scenes that is no good. I just feel it.

    Anyway---when I saw that Interpol had an arrest warrant out on Cheney, I was so excited! But I have since seen Cheney-supporters on the tube, and they are OF COURSE, smearing Nigeria, rather than deal with the issue of Cheney. They will turn it all around so that poor Dick was the victim of that Evil Nigeria.

    But it is conformation for those of us around the WORLD who know what kind of man he is. Who have waited for a moment like this.
    No matter how many of them get off from their crimes......WE KNOW!

  14. sir slave profile image60
    sir slaveposted 6 years ago

    Dick cheney is less than sub-human.
    and that is on a congenial day!!

    the bar was lowered so low by the bush administration regarding the ethics of government contracts, that it will be difficult for anyone to raise the bar. there are like half a dozen Bush policies that Obama has continued despite his soaring rhetoric in 08'

 
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