Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
More war crimes
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.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Coalition of the willing?
The Pentagon report, titled “Internal Controls Over Payments Made in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt,” also notes that auditors were unable to find a comprehensible set of records to explain $134.8 million in payments by the American military to its allies in the Iraq war.Read the whole article... what I want to know is why isn't someone being impeached? This is starting to sound like a war started with the express objective of taking money out of the U.S. Treasury and putting it in the hands of some of Dear Leader's BFFs.
The mysterious payments, whose amounts had not been publicly disclosed, included $68.2 million to the United Kingdom, $45.3 million to Poland and $21.3 million to South Korea. Despite repeated requests, Pentagon auditors said they were unable to determine why the payments were made.
“It sounds like the coalition of the willing is the coalition of the paid — they’re willing to be paid,” said Mr. Waxman
Monday, May 19, 2008
The Real McCain
Is there anyone stupider than Lieberman?
“Protecting our citizens from terrorist attacks is a top priority for our government. The private sector can help us do that. By taking action to curtail the use of YouTube to disseminate the goals and methods of those who wish to kill innocent civilians, Google will make a singularly important contribution to this important national effort.”How does removing YouTube videos portraying terrorist acts protect America?