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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-10 01:20 PM
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98. Naaaaah.
It's the Clenis' fault. :eyes:
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  -Pentagon can't account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi funds Raggz  Jul-26-10 11:44 PM   #0 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Jul-26-10 11:46 PM   #1 
  - "Reckless spending"  JDPriestly   Jul-27-10 01:42 PM   #105 
  - GRAFT BRIBERY & CORRUPTION  saigon68   Jul-27-10 03:17 PM   #119 
  - Yep  Solly Mack   Jul-27-10 10:13 PM   #160 
  - Seriously...is this an Onion article?  alllyingwhores   Jul-27-10 02:22 PM   #111 
  - LOL! No kidding . "improper accounting practices" but not fraud...  Solly Mack   Jul-27-10 10:14 PM   #161 
  - As far as I can see Fraud covers from the day that (*) announced he  HillbillyBob   Jul-27-10 04:30 PM   #130 
  - True that...Bush was fraud personified.  Solly Mack   Jul-27-10 10:15 PM   #162 
  - Actually, I think this Iraqi money, not US taxpayer money in any way.  on point   Jul-27-10 09:56 PM   #159 
     - I believe you're correct ...that it was oil sales money. Meant to go to rebuilding.  Solly Mack   Jul-27-10 10:19 PM   #163 
     - That is what happened  Raggz   Jul-27-10 10:25 PM   #164 
     - I can't wait for the trillions $ war reparations bill from Iraq.  on point   Jul-27-10 10:41 PM   #166 
     - $12bn to Iraq - Biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve...  guruoo   Jul-27-10 11:38 PM   #171 
  - So this happened between 2004 and 2007?  Pirate Smile   Jul-26-10 11:49 PM   #2 
  - Naaaaah.  KamaAina   Jul-27-10 01:20 PM   #98 
  - This theft has continued going on under Obama's watch.  avaistheone1   Jul-27-10 04:08 PM   #128 
  - "Though there is no apparent evidence of fraud"  givemebackmycountry   Jul-26-10 11:58 PM   #3 
  - And we are looking forward  Blandocyte   Jul-27-10 06:17 AM   #28 
  - No kidding, I just found a couple billion dollars in change in between the pillows of my couch...  liberation   Jul-27-10 10:35 AM   #78 
  - The state of California is going belly up.  truedelphi   Jul-27-10 02:23 PM   #112 
  - no evidence of fraud, but there is corruption!  grasswire   Jul-27-10 11:23 AM   #85 
  - $8.7 billion missing = apparent evidence of fraud. nt  Capitalocracy   Jul-27-10 12:27 PM   #93 
  - Well, fer Chrissakes, if there's no trace of the money,  Jackpine Radical   Jul-27-10 03:36 PM   #124 
  - The corruption is so widespread  Scruffy1   Jul-27-10 06:26 PM   #144 
  - I look forward and I can sadly see the WaR criminals will be back. :(  Amonester   Jul-27-10 11:15 PM   #168 
  - "Though there is no apparent evidence of fraud..."  wakemewhenitsover   Jul-27-10 11:23 PM   #169 
  - The Pentagon has been one of the biggest scams for a very  Booster   Jul-27-10 12:20 AM   #4 
  - One pallet couldn't hold $8 billion in cash.  tclambert   Jul-27-10 05:55 AM   #25 
     - 1 billion in $100 bills  Botany   Jul-27-10 07:16 AM   #39 
     - That's almost 12 full pallets for $1B. So, around 90 for $8B.  tclambert   Jul-27-10 03:24 PM   #122 
        - Two Words: Wire Transfer (n/t)  ProudDad   Jul-27-10 07:07 PM   #148 
     - Waxman learned this in an oversight committee hearing.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-10 01:54 PM   #107 
  - It was probably the bundled money used and thrown as footballs!  flyarm   Jul-27-10 12:20 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, it's "lost".  EFerrari   Jul-27-10 12:51 AM   #7 
  - You have that 100% right!!  flyarm   Jul-27-10 01:14 AM   #10 
  - But we continue to give the Pentagon more money whenever they ask for it.  bulloney   Jul-27-10 06:31 AM   #33 
  - The MIC and interest on the debt account for well over $1T a year.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-27-10 08:22 AM   #51 
  - NO "WE" don't ,.. our elected (or not) polititicans do! eom  flyarm   Jul-27-10 12:24 PM   #92 
  - "lost" in the same way billions on Wall St. was "lost" @ $211,000/hr. for hedge fund managers  wordpix   Jul-27-10 08:54 AM   #63 
  - They used the bundled cash  peace frog   Jul-27-10 12:08 PM   #89 
  - The report was written by  lurky   Jul-27-10 12:32 AM   #6 
  - The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction  OnyxCollie   Jul-27-10 08:45 AM   #58 
  - He's still there?  Nite Owl   Jul-27-10 08:57 AM   #65 
  - Sounds more like he's not anything more than part of the scam...  alllyingwhores   Jul-27-10 02:21 PM   #110 
  - So, why would a Bush insider on the fast track to glory  lurky   Jul-27-10 03:39 PM   #125 
     - Good questions.  OnyxCollie   Jul-27-10 04:42 PM   #132 
        - Agreed.  lurky   Jul-27-10 05:08 PM   #134 
  - in '03-04'nearly 281 million notes, ($12bn) weighing 363 tonnes, were sent from New York to Baghdad'  guruoo   Jul-28-10 12:24 AM   #173 
  - Check The Bagmen  QUALAR   Jul-27-10 01:08 AM   #8 
  - And all this time I thought those repukes were all going over there for cheap photo ops.  KamaAina   Jul-27-10 01:22 PM   #99 
  - Here's a link to a compliation of videos regarding $23 Billion in missing money on Grayson's website  Tx4obama   Jul-27-10 01:08 AM   #9 
  - Thanks -- saved it --  defendandprotect   Jul-27-10 01:25 AM   #13 
  - Rumsfeld couldn't account for $2.3 trillion -- eventually $3.4 trillion . . . I think ...???  defendandprotect   Jul-27-10 01:19 AM   #11 
  - Did they look under Rummy's desk?  Politicalboi   Jul-27-10 01:24 AM   #12 
  - Shocked!  Sherman A1   Jul-27-10 02:51 AM   #14 
  - Did anyone ask Franky Graham where it is?  Joe Bacon   Jul-27-10 06:17 AM   #29 
  - I guess that is  butterfly77   Jul-27-10 08:41 AM   #56 
  - How can one account for money that never existed in the first place?  Grinchie   Jul-27-10 03:32 AM   #15 
  - Follow the money to bush and cheney.  truthisfreedom   Jul-27-10 04:12 AM   #16 
  - Follow the money to Paul Wolfowitz.  OnyxCollie   Jul-27-10 08:50 AM   #60 
  - That's the bundles of cash they were playing football with in Iraq.  Hubert Flottz   Jul-27-10 04:22 AM   #17 
  - Hell the country even had money to pay the faith based bush  Hubert Flottz   Jul-27-10 04:33 AM   #18 
  - The Iraq War was all about making money for certain groups and people  Botany   Jul-27-10 04:34 AM   #19 
  - "... the money wasn't lost it was stolen"  Raster   Jul-27-10 05:16 AM   #20 
  - Now I think I know what Dick Cheney kept in his office safe. n/t  Ganja Ninja   Jul-27-10 05:26 AM   #21 
  - also, why he put out his back moving his office by himself - the boxes of cash must have been heavy!  wordpix   Jul-27-10 09:00 AM   #68 
  - Well, I'm sure that Bremer and Senor are innocent.  Altoid_Cyclist   Jul-27-10 05:38 AM   #22 
  - And I'm sure that no fine upstanding CPA/Heritage Foundation employee  tanyev   Jul-27-10 07:14 AM   #38 
  - Senor made sure he...  butterfly77   Jul-27-10 08:53 AM   #61 
     - Maybe that's why Mike Pence was always there also.  Altoid_Cyclist   Jul-27-10 11:05 AM   #82 
     - Excellent memory, Dan 'big head' Senor, the 'head' of it all.  DainBramaged   Jul-27-10 12:18 PM   #90 
        - I will never forget..  butterfly77   Jul-27-10 01:43 PM   #106 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jul-27-10 05:38 AM   #23 
  - Is that in cash? Do you have any idea how much that WEIGHS?  tclambert   Jul-27-10 05:51 AM   #24 
  - 8.7 BILLION? Who worries about single digit billion dollar figures anymore?  No Elephants   Jul-27-10 06:04 AM   #26 
  - Can we get a funny vid of W looking under a chair for it?  Blandocyte   Jul-27-10 06:13 AM   #27 
  - "no apparent evidence of fraud"  barbtries   Jul-27-10 06:18 AM   #30 
  - The Great Seymour Hersh accounted for it  Aristophrenia   Jul-27-10 06:28 AM   #31 
  - I've never heard this on  Enthusiast   Jul-27-10 06:31 AM   #32 
  - think the $ is currently bashing democrats in preelection commercials  happygoluckytoyou   Jul-27-10 07:01 AM   #34 
  - and it went to buy up progressive radio stations so they could be flipped ...  Botany   Jul-27-10 07:09 AM   #37 
  - Oil is money. War is always about $$$$$$$. To bad volunteers never realize this. nt  valerief   Jul-27-10 08:10 AM   #49 
  - Thank you. Excellent post.  LargeGreenSpider   Jul-27-10 09:00 AM   #67 
  - & organizing all those tea party rallies & paying for speakers like Dummy Palin  wordpix   Jul-27-10 08:58 AM   #66 
  - K&R  Soylent Brice   Jul-27-10 07:04 AM   #35 
  - Seems like it might be all,like,some kind of a racket.  Yeahyeah   Jul-27-10 07:07 AM   #36 
  - Wow...what is it with Iraq? So many things disappear there it's like the Bermuda Triangle.  deutsey   Jul-27-10 07:29 AM   #40 
  - Nitpick: Many of those artifacts, and almost all of the most significant ones, were recovered.  BreweryYardRat   Jul-27-10 05:32 PM   #138 
     - I'm glad to hear that n/t  deutsey   Jul-28-10 07:28 AM   #174 
  - How many schools and hospitals could that have built back home?  paparush   Jul-27-10 07:29 AM   #41 
  - and affordable housing  butterfly77   Jul-27-10 08:53 AM   #62 
  - This is from Iraq oil money, not US funds  dropkickpa   Jul-27-10 05:30 PM   #137 
  - Correct me if I'm wrong...  Roy Rolling   Jul-27-10 07:43 AM   #42 
  - New Oversight  Roy Rolling   Jul-27-10 07:45 AM   #43 
  - And what will happen? They'll get more money for accountants.  donco6   Jul-27-10 07:46 AM   #44 
  - They really need to check their pockets before doing the laundry  jberryhill   Jul-27-10 08:01 AM   #45 
  - I'd check Cheney's accounts... nt  JerseygirlCT   Jul-27-10 08:02 AM   #46 
  - and that goes for his daughters---I'm sure he's given some away to them  wordpix   Jul-27-10 08:56 AM   #64 
  - So this in addition to the 9 billion Rumsfeld spoke of on 9/10/2011. nt  valerief   Jul-27-10 08:08 AM   #47 
  - actually, I thought it was 1.2 trillion  newspeak   Jul-27-10 09:27 AM   #71 
     - I think you're right about the 1.2 trillion. Yeah, 9/11 sure changed everything.  valerief   Jul-27-10 10:10 AM   #74 
  - Caymans? Switzerland? Liechtenstein?  KansDem   Jul-27-10 08:10 AM   #48 
  - They get so freaking high salaries and this is how they '"repay" us?  RedCloud   Jul-27-10 08:22 AM   #50 
  - actually, I think of them as some kind of carnie guys  newspeak   Jul-27-10 09:35 AM   #73 
     - Or you win the teddy  OnyxCollie   Jul-27-10 10:16 AM   #76 
  - Move along, nothing to see here.  realFedUp   Jul-27-10 08:30 AM   #52 
  - So I guess this..  butterfly77   Jul-27-10 08:38 AM   #53 
  - That's like buying a car and only getting one of the tires. Then being expected to not worry about i  cbdo2007   Jul-27-10 08:38 AM   #54 
  - only 8.7?  demi moore   Jul-27-10 08:39 AM   #55 
  - K&R.  City Lights   Jul-27-10 08:43 AM   #57 
  - "no apparent evidence of fraud"??!!$$$ ?? Losing $8.7 billion doesn't point to fraud?  wordpix   Jul-27-10 08:47 AM   #59 
  - They have to get the money to Pay the Taliban from somewhere ..don't they??. eom  flyarm   Jul-27-10 12:04 PM   #88 
  - If this were Medicare/Medacaid  Nite Owl   Jul-27-10 09:03 AM   #69 
  - Just "another one of those mysteries" that we're not supposed to look back on....  seafan   Jul-27-10 09:15 AM   #70 
  - Unacceptable  Blue Owl   Jul-27-10 09:35 AM   #72 
  - K&R  highplainsdem   Jul-27-10 10:14 AM   #75 
  - Go to some Iraqi and American cemetaries...  Evasporque   Jul-27-10 10:33 AM   #77 
  - What happened to the 4.3 trillion? Trillions or billions?  peacetalksforall   Jul-27-10 10:40 AM   #79 
  - Let's see, how many jobs can we create when we ask for that 9 billion back?  robinlynne   Jul-27-10 10:41 AM   #80 
  - AT $50K per job, you could make 180,000 jobs.  tclambert   Jul-27-10 03:28 PM   #123 
  - They cared as much about money accountability as much as they cared about our kids. And  peacetalksforall   Jul-27-10 10:43 AM   #81 
  - I can only think of one place to spend billions - defense contractors.  superconnected   Jul-27-10 11:07 AM   #83 
  - ... and how the right wing love to blether about 'throwing money' at socially  Joe Chi Minh   Jul-27-10 11:14 AM   #84 
  - I bet some of that money will now be used to get Righties into office in the midterms  flamingdem   Jul-27-10 11:26 AM   #86 
  - K&R. nt  OnyxCollie   Jul-27-10 11:48 AM   #87 
  - "no apparent evidence of fraud" ??? Isn't $8.7 billion missing considered evidence?  begin_within   Jul-27-10 12:20 PM   #91 
  - THIS IS A CRIME...a real prosecutable crime if anyone had any interest in  xiamiam   Jul-27-10 12:31 PM   #94 
  - Lost in the pockets of the criminals  Loki   Jul-27-10 12:37 PM   #95 
  - But make sure unemployment insurance is paid for.... no deficit spending...  lib2DaBone   Jul-27-10 12:55 PM   #96 
  - The U.S. has to straighten out its priorities  Carnage251   Jul-27-10 01:09 PM   #97 
  - It's under Cheney's death bed.  taught_me_patience   Jul-27-10 01:34 PM   #100 
  - Mission accomplished!!  Kurovski   Jul-27-10 01:36 PM   #101 
  - Its not that they can't.  cornermouse   Jul-27-10 01:37 PM   #102 
  - That's in addition to the $2.3 TRILLION that the Pentagon can't account for?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-27-10 01:38 PM   #103 
  - Thank you. I was wondering that myself. nt  raccoon   Jul-29-10 09:39 AM   #175 
  - OK, now we have embezzlement and theft -- the money went somewhere.  JDPriestly   Jul-27-10 01:38 PM   #104 
  - Good GAWD...BILLIONS!  SoapBox   Jul-27-10 01:55 PM   #108 
  - Oh well, I'm sure it will be appropriate to "look forward"  Bluebear   Jul-27-10 02:13 PM   #109 
  - Alan Grayson: videos of $23 BILLION of missing money, link below  Tx4obama   Jul-27-10 02:24 PM   #113 
  - If this missing money had gone to welfare or schools, Fox would be all over it  jgraz   Jul-27-10 02:36 PM   #114 
  - I don't suppose there would be a record of the chain of custody for such a piddling amount.  Joe Chi Minh   Jul-27-10 02:52 PM   #115 
  - chump change  melm00se   Jul-27-10 03:00 PM   #116 
  - The war is a joke. It was a scheme to steal money. We need a real 9-11 investigation.  grahamhgreen   Jul-27-10 03:01 PM   #117 
  - Well that's better...  wildbilln864   Jul-27-10 03:09 PM   #118 
  - Its located where the WMD's are!  benld74   Jul-27-10 03:19 PM   #120 
  - I'll bet if 3 bucks were unaccounted for  svpadgham   Jul-27-10 03:22 PM   #121 
  - And is the White House calling for firings?  Starry Messenger   Jul-27-10 03:43 PM   #126 
  - Corruption but no fraud? Are they serious?  Bluenorthwest   Jul-27-10 03:56 PM   #127 
  - This was Iraq's money. The US STOLE it from the Iraqi people.  Prometheus Bound   Jul-27-10 04:20 PM   #129 
  - Probably more like over 10 billion dollars-War for profit & stealing for republicans & corporations  GreenTea   Jul-27-10 04:32 PM   #131 
  - Isn't this an old story -- or is this an ADDITIONAL 8 + billion that vanished? nt  gateley   Jul-27-10 04:51 PM   #133 
  - What else is new? n/t  Jefferson23   Jul-27-10 05:19 PM   #135 
  - of course they can't, o, too bad-and we have people starving  katty   Jul-27-10 05:21 PM   #136 
  - For the Pentagon, that's chump change.  Octafish   Jul-27-10 05:37 PM   #139 
  - Oopsie, the DoD must have left it in their other pants!  dropkickpa   Jul-27-10 05:40 PM   #140 
  - K&R  Ignis   Jul-27-10 05:41 PM   #141 
  - the US Government officials military corporations are theives  lovuian   Jul-27-10 05:48 PM   #142 
  - "they are part of the stench of corruption"  Ticonderoga   Jul-27-10 07:14 PM   #149 
  - K & R  cate94   Jul-27-10 06:09 PM   #143 
  - Well since they lost $8.7B  TBF   Jul-27-10 06:29 PM   #145 
  - No problem, the admin will give them a free pass. nm  rhett o rick   Jul-27-10 06:42 PM   #146 
  - While blowing the SHIT out of over $7 TRILLION over the last 10 years  ProudDad   Jul-27-10 07:05 PM   #147 
  - Is this in addition to the pallet of money that they lost shortly after  ladywnch   Jul-27-10 07:33 PM   #150 
  - We're being looted  truthtelleralways   Jul-27-10 07:42 PM   #151 
  - Tea Party outrage over this? Hmm...  alp227   Jul-27-10 07:42 PM   #152 
  - well today we can add another $33 Billion going to that region, soon to be accounted for....  nightrain   Jul-27-10 07:48 PM   #153 
  - Its ok. All those richy school teachers who get cut will make up for it.  MichiganVote   Jul-27-10 07:54 PM   #154 
  - a farce... the whole damned thing... you KNOW where the money went as well as I do - Illegally into  Divine Discontent   Jul-27-10 08:36 PM   #155 
  - It wouldn't surprise me  guitar man   Jul-27-10 09:16 PM   #157 
  - Get your priorities straight  russspeakeasy   Jul-27-10 09:10 PM   #156 
  - You mean people in the Bush admin could count?  missheidi   Jul-27-10 09:31 PM   #158 
  - Withold it from their allowance. Until they come up with it, no money for black ops.  Thor_MN   Jul-27-10 10:39 PM   #165 
  - How many times have we discussed this on DU? 100? 1000?  HughMoran   Jul-27-10 10:41 PM   #167 
  - Let's see-no health care, no jobs, Social Security on the verge of annihilation,  earth mom   Jul-27-10 11:32 PM   #170 
  - Let me at their accounting system. I will find it asap.  earcandle   Jul-28-10 12:06 AM   #172 
 

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