In a recent interview on Fox News, former Vice President and beneficiary of the war in Iraq Dick Mr Halliburton Cheney, maintained that the war in Iraq was good for America because, get this, it made sure Iraq didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction.
“They finger pointed you and Bush and I don’t want to do that,” Fox host O’Reilly said, “But we spent a $1 trillion on this with a lot of pain and suffering on the American military. What did we get out of it? Beside Saddam being out of there?”
Cheney began blabbering about nothing, prompting O’Reilly to ask again. “But what,” he asked, “right now, what do we, what do we get of Iraq for all of that blood and treasure? What do we get out of it?”
“What we gain,” Cheney answered, “and my concern was then and it remains today is that the biggest threat we face is the possibility of terrorist groups like al Qaeda equipped with weapons of mass destruction, with nukes, bugs or gas. That was the threat after 9/11 and when we took down Saddam Hussein we eliminated Iraq as a potential source of that.”
What Cheney failed to clarify was exactly how do you eliminate Iraq as a source for WMDs when intelligence showed that the country had no weapons of mass destruction.
What we know is that Halliburton made of like a bandit. A bandit who stole both lives and money, and Cheney was driving the get away truck!