March 29, 2003

This just in
Halliburton, the energy and construction company still paying off Dick 'Chicanery' Cheney, is no longer in the running for a $600 million contract to rebuilt post-war Iraq.

The development is likely to spare Cheney and the misadministration from conflict-of-interest criticism. Halliburton, which declined to comment, could still be awarded a sub-contractor role.

Newsweek reported that it was unclear whether Halliburton took itself out of the running for the contract, was asked by the misadministration to do so, or whether "its bid was simply not deemed competitive." - link.

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