You do realize that Halliburton had to bid and win the bid on those contracts?
This came off of a conservative's website:
As journalist Byron York has reported, it's not really true that the company got its work without competitive bidding. In the 1990s, the military looked for ways to get outside help handling the logistics associated with foreign interventions. It came up with the U.S. Army Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP. The program is a multiyear contract for a corporation to be on call to provide whatever services might be needed quickly.
The first LOGCAP was awarded in 1992, as the first Bush administration (including then-Secretary of Defense Cheney) was leaving office. Four companies competed, and the winner was Brown & Root, as it was known at the time (Halliburton changed the name to Kellogg Brown & Root after an acquisition in 1998). The multi-year contract was in effect during much of the Clinton administration.
So yes, they did get work during Clintons administration - because they were already contracted and paid to do the work.
...The Clinton administration made the same calculation in its own dealings with Halliburton. The company had won the LOGCAP in 1992, then lost it in 1997. The Clinton administration nonetheless awarded a no-bid contract to Halliburton to continue its work in the Balkans supporting the U.S. peacekeeping mission there because it made little sense to change midstream. According to Byron York, Al Gore's reinventing-government panel even singled out Halliburton for praise for its military logistics work...
Notice that one clincher - 'made little sense to change midstream'.
Halliburton's top foreign customers in the 1990s were Iran, Iraq & Libya.
Halliburton used fraudulent accounting to gain $210 million of phony profits in 1998. The SEC fined them $7.5 million. Lesson: Crime Does Pay.
Cheney faces criminal investigation for bribery to win a Nigerian drilling contract in 1999.
Halliburton sold nuclear detonators to Libya, and KBR used loopholes to buy Libyan oil.
Meanwhile, Rumsfeld's company (ABB) sold nuclear reactors to North Korea.
Bechtel wanted to build an oil pipeline for Saddam. Twenty years later, they finally have a contract.
Let's not stop there:
George W Bush Jr, President: Harken Energy Board of Directors, Spectrum 7 (a partner of Enron) fnord Chairman
Dick Cheney, Vice President: Halliburton CEO
Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor: Chevron Board of Directors
(first Cabinet-level official with their own personal oil tanker)
Donald Rumsfeld, Defence Secretary: Asea Brown Boveri Board of Directors, et al.
Donald Evans, Commerce Secretary: TMBR / Sharp Drilling CEO
Gale Norton, Interior Secretary: BP Amoco lobbyist
Andrew Card, Chief of Staff: General Motors Vice President
Karl Rove, Campaign Manager: Enron investor (got out just before the crash, isn't he "lucky"?)
Thomas White, Secretary of the Army: Enron Vice Chairman
Robert Zoellick, US Trade Representative: Enron Advisory Board
Lawrence Lindsey, Economic Advisor: Enron Board of Directors