Why the Left Hates Halliburton  

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

What is the Left's REAL gripe with Halliburton?

OK, well let's start out with Halliburton in general. This company is an enviro-nutcase's nightmare. Here's the corporate vision statement:

Halliburton Vision Statement

Leading the world in integrated energy services, energy equipment, engineering, construction, and maintenance. Supported by four key goals:

* Technological Leadership
* Operational Excellence
* Innovative Business Relationships
* Dynamic Workforce

This is a company that makes our lives better by providing a serious array of services dedicated to bringing valuable energy into our homes. Liberals hate that, especially the enviro-nuts. These people would have us living in the Dark Ages if we listened to their drivel about anyone who has anything to do with oil.

What these people don't want you to know is that Halliburton is dedicated to advancing technology that both maximizes efficiency and minimizes damage to the environment.

They want you to think that Halliburton keeps winning government contracts because of Dick Cheney. What they don't seem to want you to know is that Halliburton provides the widest array of energy services in the industry, and as such has very few competitors. No one can provide the "one-stop" array of services that Halliburton does. This makes it easy for them to drum up residual business and keep their prices down in order to win government contracts.

What does Halliburton do that's so special? They build, sell, and service oil rigs. They build, sell, and service energy-related environmental emergency equipment. They provide evaluation services for deciding whether and where to drill in the first place. They are a one-stop shop for ALL energy-related needs from initial discovery to final delivery.

One major contract of note Halliburton had dealt with the environmental emergency in Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Saddam Hussein ordered all the oil wells in Iraq set on fire. Environmentalists had their panties in such a twist, they warned of a disaster that would take years, if not decades, to recover from, if it was even possible to recover at all.

Halliburton had the job done in a matter of weeks. They put out all the fires and capped off all the wells. Yep. This sure is an eeeevil company.

If Halliburton were such a drag, the Clinton Administration had plenty of opportunity to replace them, or to see to it that other companies got any new contracts that Halliburton might have gotten. It didn't happen. Why didn't it? BECAUSE HALLIBURTON WAS DOING A GOOD JOB.

The real reason you hear all this crap about Halliburton is simple. Vice President Cheney once had an interest in the company. Everything the Left ever says or does is always about politics, and seldom, if ever, has anything to do with what's really good for you and/or for America. Halliburton has taken a lot of poor people and made them wealthy. When have you heard the Left praise them for it? I can tell you I haven't, and I'm not holding my breath, either.

The demonizing of Halliburton is nothing more than another liberal manufactured "crisis" to pin on the President's team. Cheney used to have an interest in Halliburton? OK, let's demonize Halliburton so we can connect that to the Veep and demonize him. Think about it. They're prepared for this. They've been demonizing business in general for as long as I can remember.

Never mind that business has brought more people out of poverty and created more millionaires than their big government counterparts could even dream of. The Left's real motivations have to do with demonizing capitalism and capitalists, and those who would allow said capialists to help make people's lives better and create wealth.

I think it's high time we all got real about this.