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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:11 AM
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30% of Iraq rebuild money extorted by al-Qaeda?
I am trying to remember, I think I heard Carl Levin say on the Ed Schultz Show last week that 30% of the billions of tax dollars we give to Halliburton, KBR, etc...end up being extorted by al-Qaeda and other "groups".

They only let projects go forward if they get their cut.
I think the American people need to know this.

I am looking for a story on this.
Link?

Thanks
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:14 AM
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1. yeah..... right
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:15 AM by C_U_L8R
wanna buy a bridge?

the repukes have been stealing every penny
they can get their hands on.

and they want us to believe that the boogiemen
have extrorted it all..bwahahahhahahhahhahahhahahahahha
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:16 AM
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2. uhmmm...Carl Levin said it
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:31 AM
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4. I do believe the money has gone to "other groups"
other republican groups... certainly not al qaeda

and you just don't lose half a BILLION dollars.

There's a whole lot of hanky panky going on.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:17 AM
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3. Seems low to me.
I'm sure that doesn't include the military supplies delivered to the Paper Army of Iraq that somehow ends up in the hands of the militias.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:34 AM
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5. I'da thunk
more likely ended being extorted by Halliburton, KBR, etc themselves
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:50 AM
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6. It's likely at least some of our tax money has wound up
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:51 AM by magellan
...in the hands of militias and other groups our troops are fighting. A lot of the original reconstruction money was funneled straight into the CPA and interim Iraqi government and disbursed without oversight to god knows who. And remember, the likes of Chalabi made up the original governing body. It wouldn't surprise me if this was still going on, ministers paying for their militias and other nefarious pet projects in American taxpayer dollars.

The sure bet is that most of those missing billions of US tax dollars wound up in the clutches of the enemy, be it Halliburton/KBR or the pockets of Iraqi puppet ministers.

edit: spelling
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