Since Iraqi contracting has every ones attention today, I thought I would take a moment and see what some of our old buddies have been up to. No worries for Haliburton. buying Dick Cheny that new job in DC seems to have been the smartest thing they could have done. The larger problem is that many of their contracts are "cost plus" meaning that the US government pays the costs of the project, plus a profit. Haliburton is supposed to tell us the cost before it begins the work but apparently, that was an excessive request on the part of the US government. For those who thought that we had no plan for postwar Iraq... At least we had plans for the oil, if not what we were going to do with the police, army, politicians and people of Iraq. I guess we know why Cheny didn't want his energy taskforce investigated. Did he comply with that subpoena or is he still trying to claim that when he divided Iraq up with his big oil buddies that constituted "privileged communication"?