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Rand Paul in ’09: Cheney pushed
Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

Washington Post, by Aaron Blake

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Posted By:viola, 4/7/2014 6:47:11 PM

David Corn over at Mother Jones unearths a 2009 video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in which Paul suggests that former vice president Dick Cheney wanted to invade Iraq in order to benefit his former employer, Halliburton. In the video, shot at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney thought the invasion was a bad idea in the first Bush administration but changed his tune after working for Halliburton. "He´s being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it would be civil war...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 4/7/2014 6:51:26 PM     (No. 9801705)

If this is a verified video, it should be very problematic for Sen. Paul.

I like Paul, but worry about his foreign policy naïveté. His father is certifiable on foreign policy and I had hoped the son was smarter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 4/7/2014 7:01:42 PM     (No. 9801720)

#1 you are absolutely right. As I have said before, the Paul´s are fine being in Congress, coming up with ideas, supporting Conservatism.

But neither should be allowed near the Oval Office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 4/7/2014 7:25:27 PM     (No. 9801758)

This is what worries me about Rand.....his old man is a crank and the apple doesn´t fall far from the horse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/7/2014 7:31:15 PM     (No. 9801766)

Mr. Cheney wanted to get rid of Saddam Hussein. I believe he would also like to get rid of Nancy Pelosi.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tipover, 4/7/2014 7:33:48 PM     (No. 9801768)

No 4, I don´t have a problem with that....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 4/7/2014 7:51:11 PM     (No. 9801787)

He is more Libertarian then Republican. Not sure if that is good or bad

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 4/7/2014 8:11:27 PM     (No. 9801811)

Divide and conquer, that´s their game. And Republicans always hand the leftist machine the means.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: danvillebill, 4/7/2014 8:22:49 PM     (No. 9801827)

The guy veers between being a lightweight and a loon.

Compared to Ted Cruz, Randy is just a little boy.

But they do love him in Berkeley.

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Rand Paul in ’09: Cheney pushed
Iraq war to benefit Halliburton
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: viola- 4/7/2014 6:47:11 PM     Post Reply
David Corn over at Mother Jones unearths a 2009 video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in which Paul suggests that former vice president Dick Cheney wanted to invade Iraq in order to benefit his former employer, Halliburton. In the video, shot at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney thought the invasion was a bad idea in the first Bush administration but changed his tune after working for Halliburton. "He´s being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it would be civil war...



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