The antiwar side sneered when Halliburton (which is still paying Dick Cheney) landed a nice Iraq reconstruction contract. Then it was reported that Halliburton was out of the running for a massive reconstruction contract, and the pro-Bush folks claimed the moral high ground.
Halliburton Seeks Iraq Subcontractor Work
Vice President Dick Cheney's former company is interested in Iraq reconstruction work, but declined to bid for a primary contract under a State Department procedure open to only a few experienced firms.
Halliburton Co. said its KBR subsidiary "remains a potential subcontractor for this important work." Since secondary contractors do not have to submit bids, the Houston-based company bypassed a system that became controversial after revelations that the main contenders made substantial political donations — mostly to Republicans....
(Thanks to Skimble for pointing me to this.)