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    Haliburton owned the US Govt is why. Cheney was the real president, Bush the hand puppet. Halliburton was the number 30 U.S. supplier under Clinton and went to #1 immediately under former CEO Cheney. It's not rocket science here people. Halliburton doesn't give a damn about protests. FOLLOW THE MONEY, ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY.
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    Halliburton was a bad word when Obama was running...then he gave them those highly lucrative "no-bid" contracts. Quietly. Discreetly. GITMO is still open. We are still at war and gearing up for more. Follow the money.
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    And war never runs out of money, at least not when you got Bible thumping Taliban supporting every drone strike and foot that touches ground on other sovereign nations' soils.
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    @AntiBullshit It is rather interesting that under Obama, Halliburton is still getting no bid contracts and yet the Obama lovers are silent. Yes follow the money indeed. He has escalated the "good war" in Afghanistan and we haven't seen Cindy Sheehan since the Bush days.
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    @IMAQT Excuse me? I have bitched about Halliburton since day one. There is no excuse for that kind of corruption. Under ANY President. Just goes to show how entrenched Halliburton is in our govt.
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    @jessejaymes "Excuse me? I have bitched about Halliburton since day one." Actually your bitch has been about Bush and Cheney as evidenced here.
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    @PolitixMary well that's all true its like a perfect storm then .. I suppose we should be thankful for a lull in the action... have a nice evening.
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    @PolitixMary You could have told us that earlier before I went to the post office to mail a package that won't get mailed because "It's president's day". And you wouldn't want employees of a failing business to miss taking that day off.
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    The protests failed because most people were still out-of-their-minds crazed with vengeance and fear, not necessarily in that order.
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    How can the press sensationalize a protest unless officials are dragged into the streets and tarred and feathered? That's why it wasn't covered. Boring!
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    War make a lot of money for a lot of people with big potential for even bigger money in the reconstruction after the fact.
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    There was a good reason for going to Iraq and it wasn't Halliburton. There were chemical weapons there I know guys that saw them. I doubt the real story will ever come out.
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    @PoliticalSpice You and I both know that this is not new News...Nancy Pelosi, both
    Clintons, Madeline Allbright, E Gore, Ted Kennedy, etc., etc. All believed there were WMD's. I just washed my hair. Do not make me have to look this up. It's very old news and you have to know it, or are you just playing games?..
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    @mimi57 No reason to look it up. You never believe these dems, you always call them liars. How conveinient you cite them as sources now. Those on the left never bought this crap. We said it wasn't true at the time. A big reason obama won the primary was that liberals and leftist voted against Hillary specifically because of her role in the war. Now, dry your hair, wouldn't want you to catch a cold.

    @NTBFW made a specific statement,that there were chemical weapons and he knew the guys who saw them. Here is his chance to tell us. If he can. I don't by it for ten seconds. It was a lie then, it is a lie now. What is his evidence. Journalism 101: a news report should tell Who, what, when, where, why and how. He fails to do that. I offer him the opportunity.
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    Protests don't seem to work. I've been protesting against the Kardashians for years, and yet there they still are...
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    All you have to do is listen to Cheney today. He is still trying to convince anyone with a TV camera. Al Qaeda & Saddam were linked and those WMDs we removed, and we were welcomed with open arm
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    @talkenhed he's so full of himself and greedy he probably wants to be cryogenically frozen just so he could come back in 100 years to count his money and make the same claims about WMDs.
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    Mary...you forgot an option "Media is controlled by the government and corporations who wanted the war"...which is the correct answer.
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    True enough, but he is not unique in his abuse of power. Case in point, our "ally" Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan.

    "Craig Murray, the British Ambassador from 2002 to 2004, described widespread torture, kidnapping, murder, rape by the police, financial corruption, religious persecution, censorship, and other human rights abuses. This included the case of Karimov's security forces executing prisoners Muzafar Avazov and Khuzniddin Alimov by boiling them alive in 2002." See also "2005 Andijan Massacre"

    The US overlooked his sins because he allowed the US military to operate from bases inside Uzbekistan into neighboring Afghanistan. As a former republic of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan inherited nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and production facilities that have all supposedly been destroyed. The US has paid millions into "efforts to dismantle, decontaminate and prevent the spread" of these facilities and materials.
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    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.

    "Thomas Jefferson"
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    Because all protests should be ignored until they start blocking streets and vandalizing, then they should roll in the water cannons and shut them down!!!
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    The nation is held hostage by the energy companies whose tentacles reach into every area of life and control it. Haliburton was at forefront in Iraq but oil companies in general benefitted including BP, Total, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Total, the companies that most effect USA.

    If gas was $2 a gallon travel would take off and add a trillion-dollars a year to economy. Fuel sales would more than double and it would be a win, win situation, but no, the energy companies maintain a stangle hold on us, gouging the public and stifling/killing the economy.

    Next, technology is exerting a strangling force on the nation, from cellphones to internet, all tied to satellites owned by the few. As we become more dependent on satellites we see phone bills increase, media charges increase, more and more charges for what used to be free on internet. It is just a matter of time before we pay for Adobe, and more other devices necessary to navigate and enhance internet usage.

    Natural resources should be claimed by the public, not private companies, and used for the benefit of the public as non-profit. Same with satellites. The airwaves belong to the public. They have been stolen from the people.

    Lobbies for energy and communication control Congress, guaranteeing the public will continue to be slaves.
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    Bush was going to war no matter what. Saddam complied with Bush's demands of allowing weapons inspectors full access and then Bush changed the demand to "Leave the Country and give up power". It was pathetic how our news media did not pay that much attention to the way Bush sent our fighting American Poor into a war that cost our country trillions of dollars but made his criminal millionaire buddies into billionaires.
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    My overall impression about George W. Bush's administration was "We're lying. We know that you all know we're lying, but we don't care because there is nothing that you can do about it."
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    I was against the war, but since it was a Republican initiating it, the sheepish R's supported it, just as the sheepish D's would support a Democrat doing the same thing. It was a war with no end, nor did have any basis.
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    "Whoever controls the media, controls the world's opinion". When media conglomerates conspire to "step on" a story- we ALL lose. When the media partners with superpower governments and their allies, look out!
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