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Old 06-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default $6.6 billion, History's largest money heist?

As much as $6.6 billion of Bush-era Iraq reconstruction cash remains unaccounted for and may have been stolen, a congressional auditor told the Los Angeles Times.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion, sent by the planeload in cash and intended for Iraq's reconstruction after the start of the war.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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And, now they are turning out visting Congressional delegations (e.g., Dana Rohrbacher) who suggest the Iraqis pay it back. I am so glad we wasted $1T and thousands of soldiers' lives on this complete shithole. Let's add Syria and Libya to Iraq and Afganistan and make it 4 for 4. Nationbuilding does not work.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
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Bribes not accounted for ... What a theft ...
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