Friday, May 26, 2006

Kenneth Lay and God

What do Kenneth Lay, George Bush, Tony Blair, the Pentagon and the Saudi Royalty have in common?

Are they all using religion to help them stay in power?

Kenneth Lay, outside the courthouse on 25 May 2006, said:

"I firmly believe I'm innocent... Despite what happened today, I am still a very blessed man... Most of all, we believe that God, in fact, is in control and, indeed, that he does work all things for good for those who love the Lord. And we love our Lord, and ultimately, all of these things will work for good."

Source of the quote: Enron's Lay, Skilling Convicted Of Conspiracy

Greg Palast, at opednews.com, May 25, 2006, writes:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_greg_pal_060525_lay_convicted_2c_bush_.htm

"Don't kid yourself. If you think the conviction of Ken Lay means that George W. Bush is serious about going after corporate bad guys, think again...

"Ken Lay, though found guilty of stock fraud, is totally off the hook for his BIG crime: taking down California and Texas consumers for billions through fraud on the power markets. Lay co-convict Jeff Skilling and Enron did not act alone. They connived with a half dozen other power companies and a dozen investment banks to manipulate both the stock market and the electricity market. And though their co-conspirators have now paid $3 billion to settle civil claims, the executives of these other corporations and banks get a walk on criminal charges.

"Furthermore, to protect our president's boardroom buddies from any additional discomfort, the Bush Justice Department, just days ago, indicted Milberg-Weiss, the law firm that nailed Enron's finance industry partners-in-crime. The timing of the bust of this firm - the top corporation-battling law firm - smacks of political prosecution, and is a signal to Big Business that it's business as usual."


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