A Big Thank You to Bush & Cheney for Another Disaster

  1. Paul Wingert profile image72
    Paul Wingertposted 8 years ago

    Besides adding over $5.5 trillion dollars to our national debt, getting us involved in an war in Iraq based on complete lies, screwing up the Katrina relief, the list goes on about your incompetence, now we need to thank you for the Gulf Oil Spill.

    One source is from Newsweek Magazine.

    Cheney was chairman and CEO of oil-services company Halliburton between 1995 and 2000. And, of course, he worked prominently on energy policy as vice president from 2000 to 2008.

    Halliburton was working on the Deepwater Horizon rig just before it blew up, opening the well and sending oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Some experts have speculated that the company may have been to blame for the explosion. The pro-oil atmosphere (and Cheney's continued links to Halliburton) during his vice presidency, have also come to the fore since the April 20 accident.

    In 2001 Cheney headed a team tasked with developing national energy policy. The Washington Post reported that many of those consulted were from big oil and gas companies, some also donors to the Bush campaign and the Republican Party. The task force's executive director, Andrew D. Lundquist, subsequently became a lobbyist representing companies who appeared before him—including, according to the Post, BP, Duke Energy, and the American Petroleum Institute. Critics accused the administration of cronyism, and argued that the National Energy Policy Report, issued by the White House in May 2001, was unfairly lax toward the "dirty energy" companies at the expense of renewable and sustainable alternatives.

    In 2005 President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act, which retained the focus of Cheney's report, into law. It included what has become known as "the Halliburton loophole," which removed authority from the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate a potentially dangerous gas-drilling process invented by Halliburton. 

    These links, the fact that Cheney's former campaign press secretary Ann Womack-Colton has recently become BP's head of U.S. media relations, and the general pro-oil, anti-regulation atmosphere in the Bush years have not escaped the attention of the pundits.

  2. lovemychris profile image72
    lovemychrisposted 8 years ago

    Yes, and BP has taken the total blame.
    And Obama.

    Nice find Paul!

    Cheney has a bunch of "stay-behinds" still in all aspects of our gvt. (according to Seymour Hersh)
    He's the crook that keeps on giving. imo

    That adminstration needs to be investigated.
    Instead, they are going after Obama's.

  3. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    Have you heard the news about North Korea?  We can thank them for that too.  While they were out seeking revenge, the North Koreans were busy building Uranium plants, advancing their Nuclear program to new heights and becoming the world leader in nuclear science and weaponry.

    Way to go Bush!  God what an idiot he was, is, and forever will be.  You watch, that madman over there is liable to be our 2012.  He's crazy, and we've just let him mass a vast nuclear program, just so HE could play with it.  And who better to play nuclear war with than his worse enemy, US!

    You watch........., he will be the USA's undoing.


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