Dubya dittos Da Mare

Dubya & Co. seemed to taking a page out of Da Mare‘s book when they awarded a $1.7 billion, no-bid, ongoing contract for Iraqi reconstruction work to Halliburton, which the veep used to run before re-entering “public life.”

But now they’ve really got the idea. Echoing Chicago-style practices of ensuring that political enemies (or simply apolitical types) don’t get their fingers on any government dough, the Pentagon announced it wouldn’t award any reconstruction contracts to companies whose countries that opposed the war in the first place.

It’s wonderful what a little war can do for the practice of good government.