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Audit finds lax oversight in contractor payments

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by The Scotsman, May 29, 2008.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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    South of the Haggis Munching Line
    ...billion here billion there....aahhh wants a bit of cash between buddies huh...:rolleyes:

    did you know that in 2003, 360 tons of $100 bills were flown into Iraq - $12 billion?


    Please could you invade the UK ;)
  2. all_arm

    all_arm Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2008
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    the iraqis aren't the ones getting rich, unfortunately. all you'd get if we invaded is hundreds of thousands dead and the remainder having to choose between mre's and cluster bomblets that look like mre's that are scattered about the street.

    all the money is going to blackwater and halliburton and and other corporate benefactors of massive, indelible cronyism.
  3. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2007
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    Horse Country
    Obviously oversight is needed. But is it really possible for the government to give oversight to itself? Do a degree sure, but if they want to fudge stuff they just will.

    I think it is great to complain about abuses of our government but if I am not mistaken this is not a complaint about government but a complaint about the present administration alone. Never mind that the ones doing the watching should be congress and they are not a part of this administration for the most

    The lesson that should be learned but won't be: If you want to limit the abuse of government then that can only be done by limiting the size of government not by making it larger by mandating further oversight that can never be completely trusted.

    The left blames P. Bush and the military for all the evils of our country while ignoring that the largest crime in our country today is the dismally poor quality of public education which traps people and hurts the economy. Welfare programs do far more to keep poor people poor than they do to help them. And race (all of the above too) is not an issue to use for political gain but is an issue that should be solved.

    So while our politicians use all these issues for personal (and party) gain and to grow government we need to be going in the exact opposite direction.

    The libertarians have it right. But they have one fatal flaw in their party. Their ideology favors small government with political servants who serve for the interest of the country and not for their own - but powerful greedy politicians are the ones who succeed and go on to become more influential. The libertarians (and conservatives to a degree) select themselves out while the libs and neo-cons select themelves in.

    This will of course be true as long as voters vote for their own special interests rather than the interests of the country as a whole. The republicans may commit these crimes on a small scale behind closed doors but the democrats openly and blatantly advocate socialism which is nothing more than the special interests of the lower half of the economic populace stealing from the upper half. It has been said better than I am saying it now that we get the government we deserve. We should all remember that the next time we have a complaint.
  4. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2008
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    So accounting procedures suffer when conducted with people who used to be saddam's corrupt flunkies, managed by troops who were trained to kill, not as cfo's, and in the middle of a four-way war - who'da thunk it. :D

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