Pilfering pocket change in Iraq

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July 5, 2011
by Timothy J Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"[T]he Pentagon admits that over $8.7 billion in Iraqi reconstruction funds has vanished, $2.6 billion of which was distributed with no documentation at all. Adding insult to injury, Iraqi officials, i.e. the probable thieves, are threatening to sue the U.S. to reclaim the funds. Meanwhile, a U.S. congressman’s suggestion that Iraq should eventually repay the Untied States for all the money we have spent was met with anger and ridicule by the Iraqi public and lawmakers, characterizing the idea as 'stupid.'" (07/05/11)


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