Friday, August 08, 2003

Rehabbing Iraq's oil, with immunity

Bechtel, one of Halliburton's chief rivals, is complaining that the bidding process to rebuild Iraq's oil industry is slanted towards Cheney's ex-company. Gee, surprise, surprise...

Oh, and have you heard about Executive Order 13303, which Bush signed back in May? It gives US oil companies immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution in connection with the sale of Iraqi oil.

This story is just starting to get some play in the media.