This Girl's Voice

Tuesday, February 04, 2003  

•• "this is a government that is marinated in oil" ••

so says the former presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader at a press conference.

According to an AP at Salon titled "Bush oil ties sited as fueling Iraqi war",

"Nader noted that Bush received nearly $2 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry during the 2000 election and that Vice President Dick Cheney headed Halliburton, an energy company, before taking office. Nader also questioned meetings Cheney's energy task force held with industry executives while the White House formulated its energy policy. "

The Salon piece went on to say that,

"Nader, along with Greenpeace USA and other peace activists at the news conference, criticized Bush for refusing to meet with retired military officers, former intelligence agents, academics, clergy and business leaders who support reaching a diplomatic resolution over Iraq."

They spoke before anti-war demonstrations which were held at gas stations across the country.

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/04/2003