TOP  1:15 pm March 12, 2007

Cheney Fleeing To Dubai

by Ken Layne

'And under this rug, we're stealing your oil!' - WonketteWe’ve all been wondering where Cheney would seek exile, and today the answer was delivered: Dubai.

Cheney’s company, Halliburton, is suddenly moving corporate headquarters to the United Arab Emirates state. All the top executives are going to Dubai, which means they’ll be far out of reach of that pesky American Congress. “The oil giant will keep an office in Houston but the posts of chairman, president and chief executive will be based in Dubai,” BBC reports. Disgraced weirdo Micheal Jackson also fled to Dubai to avoid further criminal prosecution in America. Halliburton has been running its illegal operations — such as its oil business in Iran — out of its Dubai offices for years.

Cheney was officially CEO of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, but he continues to earn a massive salary (“deferred compensation” and millions in stock options) for his continued hard work: giving Halliburton billions in no-bid contracts in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and even the hurricane-wrecked U.S. Gulf Coast.

Halliburton plans move to Dubai [BBC]

 

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