In regards to Halliburton and no bid contracts, people do not realize that no bid contracts are VERY typical for government jobs for which specialized skills are needed. For example, just prior to the U.S. led invasion of Iraq in 2003 it was feared that Iraq would torch the oil fields (again). So the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root was awarded a contract to put out oil well fires.
There was ONLY ONE OTHER company in the world considered qualified to put out oil well fires on a large scale. And it was French.
And Halliburton was being awarded no bid contracts all during the Clinton Admin. as well.
Cheney and Obama. It's too bad that Ted Kennedy isnt still around. He could give both of these guys a driving tour of Martha's Vineyard.