Is it redundant to call a war profiteer a war criminal? I see those two despicable criminal issues as separate, and I believe strongly that he is guilty of both. Also his daughter is a lesbian, which is totally against family values. Actually I shouldn't joke about the lesbian part, because you might not realize how serious I am that the man is a war criminal, and a war profiteer.
War criminal? The invasion of Iraq. He has the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands. And by the way, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the first wars in which Americans were not asked to sacrifice, and in fact wealthy Americans were given tax cuts. The first time. The next time you hear a Republican say something like "we're at war" remember that. We are at a war that was never paid for in the Bush administration budgets, leading us to trillions of dollars in debt. Who the fuck are the deficit hawks, exactly?
War profiteer? Dick Cheney kept his stock options in Halliburton. Then as VP awarded Halliburton no-bid contracts related to the war in Iraq. The unjustified war in Iraq. The war in Iraq that killed thousands of Americans (more Americans than were killed in 9/11, he's to blame), and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. I mean, they're A-rabs, but that's gotta count for something. Here's a graph:
(update 11/2016: here are 2 graphs that I've hastily assembled since I'm not sure what was in the old graph but the link is now dead; the first compares US casualties for 9/11 and the war on terror with Iraqi casualties and the value of Halliburton stock over time; the second compares causalities to date for the US, Iraq and Afghanistan)
Of course, that's from a few years ago, but Halliburton's still doing well. Despite billing us for work that was never done, or not done to specification, and double-billed us for work that was done.
Remember when there was all that outrage over ACORN, when the dip-shit dressed as a pimp released those hidden camera tapes (which, by the way, were heavily edited and later investigations showed no wrong doing--dip-shit pimp has been charged with a few felonies recently, by the way) and politicians bent the fuck over backward to de-fund ACORN. How much do you think any of them have done about Halliburton?
War profiteer, my friends. Despicable, evil, war criminal. Can't wait to see him in The Hague. Here's to you, Dick: