Huck, The Constitution, and "God's Standards"
TP: Former Attorney General: Ashcroft’s No-Bid Contract Was ‘As Wrong As It Can Be’
Little bit of Internet Sleuthing led me here. Jane Mayer in the New Yorker in 2004 revealed:
Additional evidence that Cheney played an early planning role is contained in a previously undisclosed National Security Council document, dated February 3, 2001. The top-secret document, written by a high-level N.S.C. official, concerned Cheney’s newly formed Energy Task Force. It directed the N.S.C. staff to coöperate fully with the Energy Task Force as it considered the “melding” of two seemingly unrelated areas of policy: “the review of operational policies towards rogue states,” such as Iraq, and “actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields.”
And this from the book Crude Dudes by Linda McQuaig: "Think of Iraq as a military base with a very large oil reserve underneath .... You can't ask for better than that."