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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 08:31 AM
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55. Makes no sense; extremely poor and extremely greedy people had truckloads of $$
waved in front of them.

But break it down to just the plan of shipping crates of $100 bills to Iraq, that makes not one bit of sense. In this day and age of electronic banking why would they do that? That is, if their goal was to really pay US contractors for programs in Iraq. We need to send a bill to W and Dick.


"Theft of such a staggering sum might seem unlikely, but U.S. officials aren't ruling it out. Some U.S. contractors were accused of siphoning off tens of millions in kickbacks and graft during the post-invasion period, especially in its chaotic early days. But Iraqi officials were viewed as prime offenders.

The U.S. cash airlift was a desperation measure, organized when the Bush administration was eager to restore government services and a shattered economy to give Iraqis confidence that the new order would be a drastic improvement on Saddam Hussein's Iraq."
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