A New York Times story reveals that the U.S. government is paying Halliburton, under its no-bid contract to help rebuilding Iraq, $2.64 a gallon for gasoline.

"The Pentagon's Defense Energy Support CEnter pays $1.08 to $1.19 per gallon for the gas in imports from Kuwait, Congressional aides said. That includes the price of the gas and its transportation costs," the Times reports.

Halliburton defends the apparent price-gouging of your tax dollars, including a 26 cent-per-gallon surcharge for overhead and its fee, saying that it's a dangerous job.

Your tax dollars at work.

But at least we've gotten Osama bin Laden -- oh, wait ... no we haven't.


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