The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

"Money to Be Made in Iraq"

Sep 23, 2002

After the 1991 Gulf War, guess what company got the biggest contract to help Saddam Hussein rebuild Iraq’s oil fields? None other than Halliburton, the company then headed by our current vice president, Dick Cheney. After the war, Cheney told a group of industry executives he was against toppling Hussein. After all, there was money to be made in Iraq. And they proved it!

Hiding behind a Haliburton subsidiary, Dresser Rand, Cheney cut deals worth 24 million dollars for oil field equipment.

Now, however, Cheney says he wants to go to war to topple Saddam Hussein. Maybe Cheney wants to see the oil fields destroyed again–so Haliburton can get another contract to rebuild them.