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October 6th, 2004

Of course, many liberals are giggling out there because Cheney told the audience to go to FactCheck.com, when he apparently meant to say FactCheck.org. The dot-com address redirects you to GeorgeSoros.com, to a page titled, “Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush.”

Cheney additionally implied that all the charges about him and Halliburton were wrong, when in fact the Fact Check organization only addressed a few specific ads, and only points that they had contention with–and not even all the ads were Kerry’s. As Edwards pointed out:

The facts are the vice president’s company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it’s under investigation for bribing foreign officials.

The same company that got a $7.5 billion no-bid contract, the rule is that part of their money is supposed to be withheld when they’re under investigation, as they are now, for having overcharged the American taxpayer, but they’re getting every dime of their money.

There’s also the fact that there is an incredibly blatant conflict of interest, wherever Halliburton received a no-bid contract and was not the only outfit that could take on the task. Both the administration’s choice of no-bids for Halliburton and the conflict of interest stink to high heaven, and Cheney knows it. His claim that Halliburton is brought up “because they want to obscure their own record,” which is laughable, because Halliburton was brought up countless times before either Kerry or Edwards even announced their candidacies. It’s Cheney who’s erecting the smokescreen.

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