The Army: Listen, um, can you cut this check for $2.41 billion?
Pentagon Auditors: Who's it for?
The Army: It's that invoice from Halliburton.
Pentagon Auditors: The one with the almost $250 million in potentially excessive and unjustified charges?
The Army: Yep. That's the one.
Pentagon Auditors: But ...
The Army: Two words: Dick. Cheney.
Pentagon Auditors: (shiver) Should I take it out of the $900 million from American taxpayers, or from the $1.5 billion of Iraqi oil proceeds seized from Saddam's government?
The Army: Don't question me in public.
(With a nod to Wayne Uff at Bad Attitudes.)