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Senators Ask Where $8.8 Bln in Iraq Funds Went

How can so much money just diappear without any record of where it went?

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.


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But why are they asking the Pentagon to explain...........

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I thought the CPA was headed by Amb Bremmer who
answered to the SecState ?

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Who cares what a bunch of nosey senators think? They should have thought of this before they pissed all that money away.

Dan

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Forget about the senators!

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Shouldn't we care? That's our hard earned tax dollars.

Or is the government now just printing up money as it needs it? Sure seems like it that's for sure.

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Hummm.. not tax payer's money.

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The development fund is made up of proceeds from Iraqi oil sales, frozen assets from foreign governments and surplus from the U.N. Oil for Food Program. Its handling has already come under fire in a U.N.-mandated audit released last month.

Among the draft audit's findings were that payrolls in Iraqi ministries under Coalition Provisional Authority control were padded with thousands of ghost employees.

In one example, the audit said the CPA paid for 74,000 guards even though the actual number could not be validated. In another, 8,206 guards were listed on a payroll but only 603 people doing the work could be counted.

Another link

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6022261

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Here's the non-tinyurl link...

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Thankyou ....

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Re: Thankyou ....

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Yep ... mouse over the link and there it is, the destination URL!

More than mouse over required in Firefox.
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(NT) (NT) Sounds like a browser or configuration deficiency to me

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Re: Thankyou ....

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More than mouse over required in Firefox.

Must be something else because I use Firefox and the mouseover works fine for me...

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I do see the URL at the bottom of the Firefox screen. I've been used to seeing mouseover links near the cursor with others. Have not been using Firefox long.

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Er... Halliburton? :-)

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I know that this particular multi-dollar disappearance does not apply to them.

However, I hope there is more success in proving where this CPA money went than in Halliburton's case.

Angeline
click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

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Halliburton has nothing to worry about. :-(

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