Mar 4, 2002
On February 22, the U.S. General Accounting Office filed a lawsuit to get documents from the White House showing who met with Vice President Cheney’s task force which drafted the Bush administration’s energy policy.
Up until now, Cheney and Bush have refused to release this information.
A White House spokesperson said on behalf of the president and vice president, “We are ready to defend our principles.”
Yes, indeed! And what fine principles! The White House – no matter who occupies it – carries out its real policies behind closed doors. No democracy wanted here!
The White House is also defending a long held principle – again no matter who is president: the right of U.S. business to direct U.S. government policy.
Despite Cheney and Bush’s stonewalling, information has begun to come out. And guess what it shows? Cheney’s Energy Taskforce met with representatives of the biggest energy corporations and then produced recommendations favorable to ... the same energy corporations.
And this is called the principle of the golden rule: “He who has the gold makes the rules.”