In a speech to students at Western Kentucky University, Paul accuses Cheney of manipulating the Iraq war for his own benefit. He also warns the students to be fearful of large companies that may influence politics. Paul recalls an interview of Cheney in 1995
He’s being interviewed, I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it’d be civil war, we would have no exit strategy. He goes on and on for five minutes. Dick Cheney saying it would be a bad idea. And that’s why the first Bush didn’t go into Baghdad. Dick Cheney then goes to work for Halliburton. Makes hundreds of millions of dollars as their CEO. Next thing you know, he’s back in government and it’s a good idea to go into Iraq.