Game of substitution |

Game of substitution

Inspired by Mr. Ackerman’s “insights,” I couldn’t resist a game of substitution. Here are the results:

“Forget Dick Cheney for the moment. By now most of you have heard our concerns that toward the end of Cheney’s tenure as defense secretary, the Pentagon commissioned Halliburton to do a classified study on how a single company might provide the bulk of support for military operations abroad and paid them $3.9 million to write its initial report, and $5 million for a follow up report. Cheney became CEO of Halliburton in 1995 after a fly fishing trip with some of his corporate cronies.”    

“You know by now that Cheney and his longtime pals have personally and/or financially benefited more from that decision than have the citizens of the USA. Now Cheney wants you to return him to office, so you have a chance to decide next month if a man who helped build a company that considers war a “growth opportunity” is the kind of man you want as vice- president. In the end, we’ll get the government we deserve.”

We need clarity on the North Star issue.  But we’ll survive that. Another four years of Bush/Cheney? That’s abominable.

Maggie McKaig

Nevada City

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