Dick Cheney faces bribery scandal charges in Nigeria
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cheney is scary! I know most of you won't agree with me, but I blame Darth Cheney with some of Bush's failings.
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.
touchy, toucheee! we know what was mean't let's not get to haggling over straws
and yeah he was an idiot and knew it . so, he hired cheny who turns out is satan. actually his dad gave him cheney.
"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.
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.
no i didn't see it on snl but thats how it happened.
I think in time, history will document that. I think Cheney had a MAJOR influence W's decisions, which is really quite troubling.
I guess we can all agree that its a good thing no one took out Bush while in office
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?
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.
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
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!
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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