OIL WELL FIRES….Ken Layne asks an interesting question about Halliburton’s $7 billion contract to fight oil well fires in Iraq: what’s the deal? After all, there aren’t any oil well fires in Iraq at the moment. And are there any plans to ever let the taxpayers know about the actual details of this contract?

On a related note, does anyone know what happened to the human shields? Did they just slink out of town? Are they going to be rounded up and tried en masse for treason? Or what?