Vice Presidential Debate Fodder

From Holden:

Go get him, Medium John:

Halliburton Co., the company Vice President Dick Cheney headed for five years, vaulted into the top 100 defense contractors when the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, according to a new analysis by a public interest group.

Halliburton “was not even on the list” until 2003 when it won $4.3 billion in defense contracts, including a no-bid contract for oil services in Iraq, according to the Center for Public Integrity in Washington.

In 2003, it landed at No. 14.

This should be like shooting fish in a barrel. Dick Cheney still holds options on 233,000 shares of Halliburton stock while continuing to pocket a paycheck for $200k from his former corporation while serving as vice president.

If that doesn’t get your dander up, nothing will.

UPDATE: Fixed the link.