Not even a year ago many in the Republican Party were pushing for Haley Barbour, aka Boss Hogg, to run for President. Imagine if he did and this came out:
GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
Barbour, one of the most influential Republicans within the party, considered a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination and has been speculated about as a possible vice-presidential pick. Last year, he called Iran “the number one threat to peace and stability.”
So while the GOP beats the war drums against Iran, one of their key players is actually helping Iran gain the reasons for such an attack. Amazing how these Republicans work.
Of course such actions are no stranger to Republicans. In the 90’s, when Dick Cheney was running Halliburton and we had numerous sanctions in against Iran, Cheney’s company was doing the exact same thing. It must really be a Republican thing; make money from the “enemy” and then send our children in to fight them in a war. These guys make Mr. Scrooge look like Mother Theresa.