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Forum Post: Waste, fraud and abuse commonplace in Iraq reconstruction effort

Posted 1 year ago on March 15, 2013, 8:54 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (21783)
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Average U.S. expenditures for Iraqi reconstruction in 2005, for example, were more than $25 million a day. When Bowen’s auditors went looking for documents supporting billions of dollars of fund transfers to the Iraqi government in that period, they discovered the paperwork was “largely missing.”

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[-] 1 points by Shule (1548) 1 year ago

What we have always surmised; the Iraq war was a massive scam.

What we ought be realizing by now the key reason our economic situation here in the U.S.A. and the rest of the world is the way it is is indeed because of what is going on in the Middle-East.

With the continuing wars in Afghanistan, the support of rebels in Syria, and all the other dubious activities our U.S.A. government is doing in trying to "remake the Middle-East", the money drain, the scam (morality aside) is still going on.

A core precept for OWS should be to get our government to stop making and otherwise supporting wars in the Middle-East.

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Spilled milk. Let's focus on something we can change like the lives still being lost in Afghanistan.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 1 year ago

Hey, thanks. I'm sure that the lazy would not have clicked on the link in the article.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Or maybe the energetic will click on your link and mine and be informed that much more.

Heres hoping.