Sunday, July 30, 2006

Your Tax Dollars at Work in Iraq

From today's New York Times:

BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 29 — The State Department agency in charge of $1.4 billion in reconstruction money in Iraq used an accounting shell game to hide ballooning cost overruns on its projects there and knowingly withheld information on schedule delays from Congress, a federal audit released late Friday has found.

When are we going to learn? I guess nevah! We just let these guys run over us - steal - that's right: STEAL our money. The article goes on to state how a hospital construction project in Basra has been cancelled because of cost - as in: it's costing more than projected.

Let me get this right:
First we invade and destroy a country - using supplies from various defense and private contractors; therefore, benefiting said defense and private contractors (Like: Halliburton)
Then we rebuild the country (ahem - ATTEMPT to rebuild the country) - again suing supplies provided by various private contractors, therefore benefiting said contractors.
But the "rebuilding" of this country seems to be going as bad as the "democraticizing" of this country.

Meanwhile back at the ranch (no not Crawford, Texas ranch) - the "ranch" that is the entire US of A. Meanwhile we havecountlesss American homeless (including families), countless Americans in poverty, countless Americans without jobs, countless Americans without healthcare...I could go on, but you get the idea.

All the money we are WASTING in this ILLEGAL war could have - SHOULD have been used here - maybe with enough left over to help with Darfur.

I am proud of my country - just not this administration.
Mark my words - history will judge them cruelly because they have acted cruelly.

They have wasted our country's precious resources - our money, our soldiers and our good name.


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