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06/14/2004: Fraud & Conspiracy Fraud & Conspiracy

Help for Halliburton alleged in Iraq oil plan
from the "I hate to say I told you so..." Department

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials have acknowledged that Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff and other Bush administration political appointees were involved in a controversial decision to pay Halliburton Inc. to plan for the postwar recovery of Iraq's oil sector, a Democratic lawmaker said yesterday.

The decision, overruling the recommendations of an Army lawyer, eventually resulted in the award of a $7 billion no-bid contract to Halliburton, which Cheney ran for five years before he was nominated for vice president.

Score one for the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.