Halliburton withdraws from the bidding process (they still might bid for subcontract work). My guess is that the anti-war crowd is upset by this news. It takes away a talking point they never really cared about in the first place. I mean who cares if Halliburton works on reconstruction? Aside from symbolism, there’s absolutely nothing disturbing or unpleasent about the idea. The idea that we are going to war to generate work for Halliburton is vestigial Marxist nonsense.