Chris's Rants

Saturday, May 24, 2008

More war crimes

15 bln dlrs in US Iraq spending unaccounted for: reports
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon cannot account for nearly 15 billion dollars in payments for goods and services in Iraq, according to an internal audit which members of Congress blasted Friday as a "shocking" accountability failure.

Of 8.2 billion dollars in US taxpayer-funded defense contracts reviewed by the defense department's inspector general, the Pentagon could not properly account for more than 7.7 billion dollars.

The lack of accountability of the funds, intended for purchases of weapons, vehicles, construction equipment and security services, amounted to a 95 percent failure rate in basic accounting standards, according to the report.

Ninety five percent?! The Pentagon cannot account for 95% of payments in Iraq?! That's not incompetence, that is out-right criminal. That it has taken more than 5 years to uncover this is also a crime.

I want my country back.


  • hat-tip
    RE: Judicial decision- Guantanamo vs. Bush

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 15, 2008 2:56 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home