This is the letter I will send to Henry Waxman prefacing the 2nd edition of American Judas. I am hoping to have the 2nd edition completed by March 1. The verdict should be in for Scooter Libby before then, but regardless of any acquittals or convictions, I believe everything that has been revealed in the trial regarding Dick Cheney proves that we need a Congressional investigation into this and everything else Cheney has corrupted.
Dear Chairman Waxman,
Congratulations on becoming Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. I commend you for your decision to begin your investigation into the corruption plaguing the current administration occupying the White House. I’ve noticed Halliburton appears quite a number of times on your docket. Within this focus, I’m sure that you and your staff will find a wide range of suspicious activity to investigate: from no-bid contracts in Iraq, (http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/082903B.shtml) to continuing contract awards in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, (http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/katrina2.html) to their continuing loophole business deals in Iran (http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm#2) and probably much more yet to be discovered. (http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/)
Obviously, with an investigation into Halliburton, the spotlight will eventually shine on former CEO Dick Cheney. While there is a multitude of suspicious events and criminal acts that occurred at Halliburton during Mr. Cheney’s tenure, I strongly recommend that you NOT limit your investigation of Mr. Cheney only to his time as the CEO of Halliburton, but extend your search into his time as Vice President of the United States as well. It is worth noting that while Mr. Cheney may claim that his ties with Halliburton have been severed, it is also true, according to page 225 of Craig Unger’s book House of Bush House of Saud, he could potentially profit from his 433,333 shares of unexercised Halliburton stock options. A Congressional Research Service report requested by Senate Democrats concluded that unexercised stock options in a private corporation, as well as deferred salary received from a private corporation, were “retained ties” or “linkages” to a former employer and should be reported as “financial interests.” In fact, Cheney’s Halliburton stock rose more than 3000% last year to $9.2 million. (http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm#24) As Mr. Cheney is less than forthright in this flagrant conflict of interest, I am sure your investigation will find Mr. Cheney less than forthright on a multitude of different scandals he is connected with during his time in the OVP.
One of these scandals was investigated in the summer of 2004 by a number of different researchers at www.democraticunderground.com who came together on “The Plame Indictment Threads” to figure out why CIA agent Valerie Plame and her cover company Brewster, Jennings & Associates had their cover blown and who had the greatest motive for doing it. From this research, I wrote the 1st edition of American Judas, (http://s93118771.onlinehome.us/DU/AMERICANJUDAS.pdf, http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=103&topic_id=66773) a paper that reiterated the consensus reached on the threads that Dick Cheney exposed Valerie Plame to cover up his association with A.Q. Khan’s Nuclear Walmart. The 2nd edition of American Judas, enclosed with this letter, digs deeper into this scandal in which the outing of Valerie Plame appears to be the tip of the iceberg. We will explore what former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson describes as the “Oval Office Cabal” headed by Cheney through which organizations such the Office of Special Plans (OSP) and the White House Iraq Group (WHIG) fixed intelligence to mislead the country into an unnecessary war in Iraq. (http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1020-01.htm) Connected to this is the AIPAC spy scandal, where State Department officials sold state secrets to Israel, again to fix intelligence, this time regarding Iran. Finally, we will examine the possibility of how this is all connected with the curious case of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, gagged by former Attorney General John Ashcroft from revealing the details of what she knows about “Everything – from drugs to money laundering to arms sales. And yes, there are certain convergences with all these activities and international terrorism”. (http://www.antiwar.com/deliso/?articleid=2917)
I encourage you to not only read the 2nd edition of American Judas, but to read the accompanying links, including the 1st edition. Then come join us along with the rest of your staff at www.democraticunderground.com and feel free to add to and use the research we have compiled and continue to compile on one of the most vast and devious criminal enterprises in the history of our country. I wish you the best of luck with your ambitious and patriotic undertaking and if there is anything more I can do to be of service to your investigation, I shall respond with zeal and conviction.