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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Billions given away in Baghdad free-for-all

I wrote yesterday about how we've blown over $400 billion dollars in Iraq so far with no relief in sight for the taxpayers. Info is coming out now about how some of that $$$ was spent in Iraq. It turns out the man in charge from 2003 to 2004, Paul Bremer, made pork like "the bridge to nowhere" in Alaska look like petty cash. I'm no fan of Henry Waxman, but I'm glad Congress is finally starting to take a look at how some of this money was blown. It's not pretty. I love this quote from the article...
“Who in their right minds would send 360 tonnes of cash into a war zone? But that’s exactly what [this government] did.”
We're making drunk sailers look like boy scouts at the rate we're randomly blowing through cash. >


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