Friday, May 23, 2008

Don't we read this story every day?

Don't overlook this article:

A Pentagon audit of $8.2 billion in American taxpayer money spent by the United States Army on contractors in Iraq has found that almost none of the payments followed federal rules and that in some cases, contracts worth millions of dollars were paid for despite little or no record of what, if anything, was received.

The audit also found a sometimes stunning lack of accountability in the way the United States military spent some $1.8 billion in seized or frozen Iraqi assets, which in the early phases of the conflict were often doled out in stacks or pallets of cash. The audit was released Thursday in tandem with a Congressional hearing on the payments.

I think a lot about how to 'be more green.' I've decided that the best way is to just liquidate my savings account and just light all my greenbacks on fire, spreading magic monetary vapors that reduce greenhouse gases. Ridiculous that people allege Bush doesn't have a responsible environmental policy.

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