"A March 6, 2003 internal Pentagon e-mail sent by an Army Corps of Engineers official says 'action' on a multibillion-dollar Halliburton contract was 'coordinated' within Cheney's office.
The e-mail says Douglas Feith, the former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, received authorization from then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz to 'execute' the Restore Iraqi Oil contract to Halliburton in 2002.
Feith was one of the architects of the Iraq war who operated the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans that exaggerated the Iraqi threat and provided the White House with bogus information about links between Iraq and al Qaeda.
The email said Feith approved elements in the contract 'contingent on informing WH [White House] tomorrow. We anticipate no issues since action has been coordinated w VP's [Vice President's] office.'
Cheney, who claims he has severed all ties with Halliburton, receives deferred compensation from the company annually.
Two days after the email was sent, the Army Corps of Engineers formally awarded Halliburton the contract, without reviewing bids from other companies."
Of courrse, Halliburton's contract was with the Pentagon, and not with the Iraqi government. As soon as Halliburton lands a major contract with the current Iraqi government - and I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it! - you can say the attack on Iraq was a 'war for oil'.