] The ad isn't subtle. It says, "As vice president, Dick
] Cheney received $2 million from Halliburton. Halliburton
] got billions in no bid contracts in Iraq. Dick Cheney got
] $2 million. What did we get?" And it implies that Cheney
] lied to the public when he said in a TV interview that "I
] have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind."
. . .
] To start, the $2 million figure is wrong. It is true that
] Cheney has received just under $2 million from
] Halliburton since his election, but nearly $1.6 million
] of that total was paid before Cheney actually took office
] on Jan. 20, 2001.
Some interesting datapoints on Cheney's Halliburton connection. If anyone's arguing the situation, pro or con, this site is worth reading to make sure you're getting your facts straight. :)
FactCheck.org - Kerry Ad Falsely Accuses Cheney on Halliburton