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Tuesday, June 01, 2004  

Hard to say whether a scandal-weary public will give a damn, but Time has some pretty serious dirt on the Veep.

A Pentagon e-mail said Vice President Dick Cheney's office ''coordinated" a multibillion-dollar Iraq reconstruction contract awarded to his former employer Halliburton, Time magazine reported yesterday.

The e-mail, sent by an Army Corps of Engineers official on March 5, 2003, said Douglas J. Feith, a senior Pentagon official, provided the arrangements for the RIO contract, or Restore Iraqi Oil, between Halliburton and the US government, Time said.

The e-mail said Feith, who reports to Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, approved the arrangements for the contract ''contingent on informing WH [White House] tomorrow. We anticipate no issues since action has been coordinated w VP's office."

Kevin Kellems, a spokesman for Cheney, said, ''Vice President Cheney and his office have had no involvement whatsoever in government contracting matters since he left private business to run for vice president."

posted by Jeff | 7:33 AM |
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