Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Think This Says It All About BP

British Petroleum (BP) has hired former Dick Cheney adviser, Anne Womack-Kolton, to be its new head of US media relations. This is the same woman who defended Cheney's secret energy task force meetings (where BP was present) where the lack of oversight and regulation that led to the disastrous oil leek in the Gulf began.

This says, to me, that BP has no intention of being cooperative and paying all of the damages they should pay. Instead, they have hired a professional liar whose greatest hits include (but are not limited to): selling of the Iraq War with false claims of connections to 9/11, allowing Ken Lay (a Bushie who led Enron) to select the head of MMS which regulates oil leases, the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame as retaliation for correctly pointing out that Bush's WMD claims were not true, and many others. She was Cheney's press secretary in the 2004 campaign, and then went on to become the press agent for the Bush energy department (perhaps the most corrupt organ of government of all time).

Yeah, BP is a company the American people can trust. NOT.


T. Paine said...

Wow! You have achieved a new record for factual errors in the course of two paragraphs, Dave!

First, when discussing energy policy, as Cheney was doing, doesn't it make sense to have those associated with the energy industry to be present for the meetings? His spokeswoman was simply stating that fact and was not "lying" about it.

Further, with your support of our current president and his MYRIADS of unnaccountable czars (far in excess of the amounts of any previous administration) that are unelected and yet creating policy often in secrecy at worst, or with limited transparency at best, you really don't have a leg to stand on, sir, when it comes to that charge.

Next, Cheney and Bush did not say that we were attacking Iraq because of any 9/11 connections. (There was underlying support of common enemies found there, but that was not the impetus or reasons given for the war.)

Next, Enron gave as much money to Clinton (or more if I am not mistaken) than they did to Bush. Hardly makes Ken Lay a Bushie, even though he was a crook.

Next, Valerie Plame was outed by the State Department official, Richard Armitage. This was a fact known to the special prosecuter Fitzgerald before he even started his witch hunt and caught Scooter Libby on some dubious perjury charge.

Further, there WERE WMD's in Iraq prior to our invasion and to this day they are still not accounted for yet. A fact that will inevitably come back to haunt us eventually, I am sure.

Seems to me that you should not rely purely on PMS-NBC talking heads for your information, Splash.


Dave Splash said...

I will try to go point by point disputing your ridiculous assertions, but I can tell that you have been such a victim of misinformation that your ears might not be ready for any truth. It won't matter anyway, you are too far gone :)

But on the topic of energy, the energy task force was a secret and that is the issue. There was ZERO transparency, and the Bush administration fought for years to keep the attendees a secret. And if it was so above board as you claim, then why keep it a secret?

Czars? Bush had just as many, and "czar" is not the title of anyone, as I'm sure you know. This is one of those issues that became so horrible on Jan. 20, 2009.

Bush and Cheney DID repeatedly say that Iraq and 9/11 were tied together. They said it every chance they could get. And, sorry, but if you didn't see the selling of the war as "payback" for 9/11, then you weren't paying attention. A 2003 Gallup poll showed that 70% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11. How did they get that impression? Could it have been Cheney's 100% bogus claim of "ties" between Iraq and Al qeda? Or did Obama do it. Oh wait, he hadn't been elected yet...

Cheney did not admit that Iraq was not involved in 9/11 until after he was out of office. How convenient.

You know as well as I do that Ken Lay was a close friend of the Bushes. And it is a fact that he was allowed to select the head of MMS. That was under Bush's admin, so past donations to Clinton are irrelevant. Nice try.

Armitage was one of the people involved, yes. But he was a member of the Bush Administration. In the trial it was revealed that the leaks to the media started with Libby and Rove. Then, they lied and said they heard it from Tim Russert. This is what experts call a lie. Libby committed perjury. Of course, in 1998, perjury was reason to remove a president from office, but in is meaningless. Funny how that works out.

Good luck finding those WMDs. They weren't there. Saddam admitted it, repeatedly, while he was interrogated for months by the FBI and CIA after his capture. The inspectors said so, as well. But Bush had to have his Iraq War, so facts be damned. Let's just do it.

You can attack the messenger all you want, but the truth of what I am saying is beyond dispute. If you listened to a little less Rush and Beck, you might actually get some real information and less Obama bashing.

T. Paine said...

Yeah, we will have to agree to disagree on this one. Your facts seem to be from an alternate reality universe where Maddow and Olberman actually are factual in their "reporting". :)

Dave Splash said...

It's called reality. Nothing alternate about it.