ktm rider wrote:[quote="Devil5052"Bush/Cheney met behind closed doors for secret meetings with the oil industry at the beginning of this administration.
WOW talk about a whopper ! I find it hard to believe that :
1. This statement has any merit what so ever
2. that this is even close to true
3. that only you would know about these "Secret Meetings
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and bet that you also think Bush was behind 9/11 all along and that Bush also caused Hurricane Katrina...
I'm not into conspiracies at all. Do a Google search on this administrations secret dealings with the oil companies. It's been in the news for years.
Here's a few links that took me 3 minutes to find::http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20030829.htmlhttp://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?ti ... Task_Force
Quick synopsis from above:
"The National Energy Policy Development Group was a group, created by Executive Order on January 29, 2001, that was chaired by Vice President Richard Cheney. The group, commonly referred to as the "Cheney Energy Task Force," produced a National Energy Policy report in May 20....."
" Initially, the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, tried to make the records of the policy group public. When its legal action failed, the GAO dropped the attempt.
The Department of Justice has four times appealed federal court rulings that the vice president (Dick Cheney) release task force records. That case, in which Cheney claims his office has executive privilege, is now pending before the United States Supreme Court. (See Antonin Scalia.)Here's a list of who attended these meetings that the public is being kept in the dark about:
The names of participants cited on the lists include:
Eli Bebout, "an old friend of Cheney's from Wyoming who serves in the state Senate and owns an oil and drilling company", visited in March 2001.
Red Cavaney, "president of the American Petroleum Institute, also met with Lundquist"
Jack N. Gerard, "then with the National Mining Association, had a meeting with Lundquist and other staffers" in February 2001.
Wayne Gibbens and Alby Modiano, U.S. Oil and Gas Association.
Alan Huffman, "Conoco manager until the 2002 merger with Phillips, confirmed meeting with the task force staff."
Kenneth L. Lay, then head of Enron, "came by for the first of two meetings."
Bob Malone, BP regional president, and Peter Davies, chief economist, and "company employees" Graham Barr and Deb Beaubien.
Steven Miller, Shell Oil chairman, "and two others."
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Royal Dutch/Shell Group's chairman.
James J. Rouse, former Exxon vice president. In 2005 Rouse "denied the meeting took place." In 2007, Rouse was revealed to be "One of the first visitors, on Feb. 14,  ... then vice president of Exxon Mobil and a major donor to the Bush inauguration".
J. Robinson West, "chairman of the Washington-based consulting firm PFC Energy and an old friend of Cheney's" met with Cheney.
Daniel Yergin, "chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of The Prize, a history of the oil industry", met with Cheney and Lundquist.
"One advocacy group that visited Looks like a "Who's Who" of the highest paid, "Wartime Profiteering" gr
oup of thugs to me!!I don't make things up.......I follow the news!