Thursday, July 07, 2005

I'm still kicking myself for not investing in Halliburton before the invasion.

If you haven't heard, the Pentagon has just awarded another $5 billion contract to Cheney's old company. This new one is $1 billion higher than last year's. What makes this even more newsworthy is that the military has already been investigating them for possible overcharges during the last two years!

Naturally, I'm being blamed for the rising costs. Apparently the higher price tag reflects "the growing demand for the company's services as U.S. forces continue to battle a stubborn insurgency two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein."

Excuse me? Did someone just call us "stubborn?" You know, there is nothing more rude than houseguests who not only overstay their welcome, but then have the audacity to start complaining about their hosts!