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  •  If people would just pay attention, but they (4+ / 0-)

    won't.

    The bush** administration hid the bad news for years. I wonder at what year in office the country went belly-up? I mean, how many pallets of money can you send to J. Paul Bremer before the bank balance starts to shrink?

    •  Yeah, that's what we call Nation Building (4+ / 0-)

      these days.....I call it Fraud and Stealing, which is what it really is.

      BAGHDAD – A U.S. audit  has found that the Pentagon cannot account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi complaints that there is little to show for the massive funds pumped into their cash-strapped, war-ravaged nation.

      The $8.7 billion in question was Iraqi money managed by the Pentagon, not part of the $53 billion that Congress has allocated for rebuilding. It's cash that Iraq, which relies on volatile oil revenues to fuel its spending, can ill afford to lose.

      "Iraq should take legal action to get back this huge amount of money," said Sabah al-Saedi, chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee. The money "should be spent for rebuilding the country and providing services for this poor nation."

      http://readersupportednews.org/...

      And the exact same shit is going on in Afganistan...its corruption and the 'Contractors' are getting away with billions for war profiteering.

      The Civil Rights Movement boycott of buses lasted 361 days, it only takes one brave American to begin a movement.

      by Badabing on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 01:51:58 PM PDT

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