Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage:
“This is not Afghanistan…When we approach the question of Iraq, we realize here is a country which has a resource. And it’s obvious, it’s oil. And it can bring in and does bring in a certain amount of revenue each year…$10, $15, even $18 billion…this is not a broke country.” [Source: House Committee on Appropriations Hearing on a Supplemental War Regulation, 3/27/03]"

"This weekend, the network that has been on top of the investigation into the scandal from the beginning brings you an all-new "Breaking Point" investigation. We'll investigate more stunning revelations:
• Did high United Nations officials receive oil handouts from Saddam?
• Were secret weapons financed with U.N. blood money?
And, the biggest question of all: Where does the buck stop in this scandal?"

"In all, Halliburton submitted bills to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers totaling $875 million for supplying Iraq with fuel from May 2003 through March 2004."

Halliburton spokeswoman Wendy Hall:
"Transporting fuel into Iraq was a mission fraught with danger, which increased the prices that firms were willing to offer for transportation."