At least $8.8 billion in Iraqi funds that was given to Iraqi ministries by the former U.S.-led authority there cannot be accounted for, according to a draft U.S. audit set for release soon.
The audit by the Coalition Provisional Authority's own Inspector General blasts the CPA for "not providing adequate stewardship" of at least $8.8 billion from the Development Fund for Iraq that was given to Iraqi ministries.
I mean, heck folks, why should you and I be concerned?
Our government just lost $3 down the Iraq rathole for every man, woman and child in America (for a population estimate of the United States, go here) or, better yet, $6.73 for every American taxpayer (for the number of taxpayers in 2003 go here).
Isn't that pretty damned appalling? You and I don't really want to know how much money they've actually accounted for, do we?
Friday, August 20, 2004
Show me da money!
From Reuters via Corrente:
Posted by Fixer at 08:28