While it was thought to have gone missing, an earlier SIGIR report said the funds were not accounted for due to the “weaknesses” of the Pentagon’s management and control mechanisms for their oversight.
Turns out, SIGIR now says the funds were actually being held by the Central Bank of Iraq, where they belonged.
Yeah, uh-huh, and I got this lovely bridge across the East River for ya cheap...
Officials in the Bush administration had hoped the massive pallets of cash would help calm Iraq’s civilian population following the chaotic and violent invasion and toppling of Saddam.
Rumor has it, and I know because I'm starting it, that they're gonna pallet the moolah back up and drop it on Zucotti Park to try and calm America's civilian population. I like the idea - that much cash'll get the Wall St. types outta their ivory towers - greed trumps common sense - and the protesters can get their hands on 'em. Heh.
Investigators said in 2005 that Bush officials apparently neglected to put procedures in place to track the money or hold recipients accountable for its proper applications.
Those fuckers weren't smart enough to throw a beer bash in a brewery. Sure fucked this country up though.