August 09, 2006

Bush lost more than 7-fucking BILLION dollars!

One of my favorite Representatives in Congress, Louise Slaughter, responded to Lieberman's loss in the Senate primary (where he got his ass kicked by the people of Connecticut) last night. But this part of her response stuck out to me the most:
BLANK CHECK ON IRAQ: During the three years it [the Rubber-Stamp Congress] has been writing the checks for the Iraq War, Congress has never asked the Bush Administration for a real accounting of how it has spent this enormous sum of money. What we do know from press accounts and some internal investigations is that the Bush Administration has squandered billions of taxpayers' dollars on fraudulent contracts, waste, and dubious public relations projects. We also know that billions of dollars of Iraqi funds have totally disappeared. In the polite phrasing of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), for example, the Department of Defense has currently "lost visibility" on more than $7 billion in funds appropriated for the global war on terrorism. [Congressional Research Service, "The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan and Enhanced Base Security Since 9/11," 10/7/05].


7 fucking Billion dollars!! With a capital "B"! I swear if any so-called fiscal conservatives are still supporting this president at this point they have no principles.

Congrats to Ned Lamont and all of the good candidates out there fighting this year to challenge the illegitimate rule of the Bush Crime Family.


1 Comments:

At 9/15/2006 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush's fault? You have to be kidding! It is ALL of government that wastes. Don't blame is on Bush.

 

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