Feb 28, 2006

Political Theatre

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.)

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