"We are close to achieving most of our objectives. We have a significant reduction in the overall level of violence," said Cheney, who leaves office on Jan. 20.
Yes, Dick Cheney was successful at making it almost impossible for Western oil contractors to ever really do business in Iraq in any significant manner. So this claim that Cheney achieved his objectives other than to help Halliburton really fudge the books at massive American taxpayer expense, is simply utter bullshit.
UPDATE: Speaking of "pay-to-play" allegations, why hasn't the FBI been involved in any of those truly criminal acts committed in Bush and Cheney's pay-to-play unbid contracts in Iraq? Huh!