They looked EVERYWHERE! Even behind the TV where no one ever goes, still nothing. 6.6 Billion dollars in reconstruction money for Iraq just vanished without a trace. No word yet if they checked Special inspector general for Iraqi reconstruction Stuart Bowen jeans that just went through the laundry.
According to this article:
“Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.”
Slightly over half of that cash has vanished. The defense department has done audit after audit and they have no idea where the cash is. That is enough cash to run the LA school district for an entire year. Wake the f up America!
We are loaded as a country. We are not broke at all. Our money is literally disappearing in a never-ending war. In fact we are fighting three wars plus one covert war right now. When the hell is this going to end? Obama gave the hen-house to the wolves and it has bankrupted the country.
When are we going to open our eyes to this? When is enough finally going to be enough? No one talks about this crap. It is literally one write off story and no real followup. No one is connecting the dots in a real way. Entitlements is what we argue over! If the food stamp program ever lost 6.6 billion every Tea Party member in America would turn into Michael Douglas in “Falling Down”.
Instead they allow themselves to be fooled into believing that all this insane waste is keeping us safe. How could lost money possibly keep us safe? We have no idea who has it and what they did with it. For all we know it went directly into Al Qaeda’s bank account bankrolling them for years. We literally have no idea!
If that wasn’t bad enough, Iraq wants the money back! They claim that we were supposed to safeguard the money until they were given it. They are threatening to sue us. Awesome! So then we get to pay 13 billion for nothing!
Could you imagine being this retarded in your own life? Just randomly losing tons of cash. Not even gambling it away or buying tons of cloths or whatever people waste their money on. Just flat-out losing it. This is how our country is being run and we, the people are the ones to blame.
We ignore this and complain about the easy stuff. Afterall, where is the homeless dudes lobby? Where are the dudes on food stamps lobby? They don’t exist and therefore they are an easy target. When it comes to pushing back against those who claim to be keeping us safe, there is nothing more difficult.
This is going to be a hard battle, but it is a battle we must wage. These wars have to end. We have no other choice. You cannot continue to just throw money hand over fist into countries that hate us. Just like you can’t buy true friends, you cannot pay someone to be truly loyal to you. Iraq will do whatever it wants to do the minute we leave. No amount of money we give them will ever change that. How much more money do we have to lose before we come to that realization?