Hey, It Wasnt Our Money...

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Rocketeer, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. See that the US gobmint is in stink again..this time for' losing' some $ 12 billion!! in shrink wrapped cash..handed out to various and sundry Iraqi-types for ' humanitarian' and ' reconstruction ' use [ how much ended up back in Dick cheney's Haliburton pockets?]..

    Seems that the stuff was flown in on Herc transports and then just tossed out the airframe like leaflets to the masses below without ' proper monitoring protocols' [ seems the job was subcontracted to a mom/pop audfit firm which worked out of their kitchen ]

    anyway.. US Admin poohbahs say " no biggie " it wasn't our money anyway..this was the Iraqis' ' profits' from Iraqi oil sales, etc.. and what the Iraqis did with it was their problem or summit like that..

    must be nice...
     
  2. Oh, so suddenly it's ok the start throwing about somebody else's money? Great. Where do I sign up?

    I can't find an online quote, but the best statement that day came from Rep Darrel Issa (R-CA), who argued that $12bn isn't really that much money. Meanwhile, in the Senate, Condi was justifying the $10.1bn budget request to run the State Dept. To put it another way, $12bn will just about fund ALL US non-military operations and programs- from the Peace Corps to the State Dept; from the Global HIV/AIDS Initiative to Foreign Military Financing- for about 4 months. (US Foreign Ops budget request is $36bn for FY 2008) http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80151.pdf

    You really have to wonder about a country that will happily spend 20 times (probably more once Congress is finished) as much on ways to kill people as they do on cooperating with and helping them. Yet Americans, 99% of them being oblivious to this little statistic, still can't understand why most of the world hates them.
     
  3. Don't worry, there are quite a few folks in the States who have observed this trends but with not nearly enough people caring to know, there is nothing that can be done just yet. It truly sucks.
     
  4. anyone figured out how much it would cost to just buy off the jihadis?
     
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I wonder how much:

    a. Left USA?
    b. Arrived in Iraq?
     
  6. Probably less than has been spent so far :pissedoff: