A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney’s energy task force in 2001 — something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress.
The document, obtained this week by The Washington Post, shows that officials from Exxon Mobil Corp., Conoco (before its merger with Phillips), Shell Oil Co. and BP America Inc. met in the White House complex with the Cheney aides who were developing a national energy policy, parts of which became law and parts of which are still being debated.
May I refer you back to my grand unified field theory of the DSM?
This is what Ted Stevens is trying to protect these guys from.
They bought and paid for this war, and Stevens doesn’t want them to have to tell the truth about it.