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U.S. Wasted Billions in Rebuilding Iraq

Posted By admin On August 30, 2010 @ 4:15 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Cryptogon [1]
Monday, August 30, 2010

This AP piece is maddening. It states, “More than $5 billion in American taxpayer funds has been wasted,” and then, “That amount is likely an underestimate.”

Likely an underestimate? HAHA.

I like Call the Politburo, We’re in Trouble [2]:

Or what about the US Embassy in Baghdad, that 104-acre (42 hectares), almost three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar, 21-building homage to the American-mall-as-fortified-citadel? It costs more than $1.5 billion a year to run, and bears about as much relationship to an “embassy” as McDonald’s does to a neighborhood hamburger joint. According to a recent audit, millions of dollars in “federal property” assigned to what is essentially a vast command center for the region, including 159 of the embassy’s 1,168 vehicles, are missing or unaccounted for.

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U.S. Wasted Billions in Rebuilding Iraq 240810banner2 [3]

Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD) [4]

And, in other news:

Afghanistan: U.S. Spends $20 Billion Per Year for Air Conditioning in Tents [5].

Cost of Keeping One U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan Per Year: One Million Dollars [6]

U.S. Spends $400 Per Gallon of Gas in Afghanistan [7]

Fitting context on this one would take me the rest of the day. Feel free to post the most ridiculous Iraq/Afghanistan contracts and boondoggles in comments.

Related: War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler [8]


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[1] Cryptogon: http://cryptogon.com/

[2] Call the Politburo, We’re in Trouble: http://cryptogon.com/?p=16045

[3] Image: http://www.infowarsshop.com/United-We-Fall_p_339.html

[4] Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com//index.html?aid=14&adid=43

[5] Afghanistan: U.S. Spends $20 Billion Per Year for Air Conditioning in Tents: http://cryptogon.com/?p=16709

[6] Cost of Keeping One U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan Per Year: One Million Dollars: http://cryptogon.com/?p=12126

[7] U.S. Spends $400 Per Gallon of Gas in Afghanistan: http://cryptogon.com/?p=11731

[8] War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0922915865/ref=nosim/cryptogoncom-20

[9] The Washington Post Piece About the ‘Wasted’ Tens of Billions of Dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-washington-post-piece-about-the-%e2%80%98wasted%e2%80%99-tens-of-billions-of-dollars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan.html

[10] US military wasted taxpayer money in Iraq: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-military-wasted-taxpayer-money-in-iraq-report.html

[11] Federal Reserve Shipped Billions to Iraq Which Were Then Stolen … Involved in Other Unsavory Activities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-reserve-shipped-billions-to-iraq-which-were-then-stolen-involved-in-other-unsavory-activities.html

[12] US to spend more than $6 bn in Iraq next year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-spend-more-than-6-bn-in-iraq-next-year.html

[13] Afghanistan war costs to top Iraq by 2010: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan-war-costs-to-top-iraq-by-2010.html

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