U.S. sent pallets of cash to Baghdad

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    reuters

    first i've heard of cash being measured in tons. hell, i'd settle for a ton of pennies.

    actually, that wouldn't be very much, would it?
     
  2. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Of course not. We don't want to root out incompetence and corruption or anything. Or see what mistakes were made and how they might be addressed in the future. Or really just generally contemplate how entirely ****ed we are. Wouldn't want to do that.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Couldn't we just give them a debit card or something?

    I'm no war strategist, but somehow parachuting $12 BILLION in cash into a war zone seems irresponsible at best.

    How can you possibly try to keep track of 363 tons of cash in a war zone?
     
  4. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    it does, yes. and i do believe that the copper in those pennies, if smelted, would fetch a bit more.

    but it's hardly worth the price of having to deal with the logisitcs of hauling around a ton of pennies, i reckon.
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    No. There was no banking system. They needed cash.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Sorry, poor attempt at humor. :eek:
     
  7. calculus Guest

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    Don't be hard on yourself - it made me laugh:)
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I have to ask wasnt there a chain of custody?? IF not why not? Republicans suck its that simple ,they are rotten with the tax payer money. What did they do drop the whole load out of a plane and say here you go? Impeach Bush/Cheney now!
     
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    Uh... which party is the fiscally responsible one again?
     
  10. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Let me see. Who else do we know of that likes to send large amounts of cash around in secret?

    Oh yeah, the Mafia. :mad:
     
  11. solvs macrumors 603

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    The Whigs?
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    $8.8bn unaccounted for? Nice way to hide government funding for covert CIA operations I would say. Do we know that money definitely reached Iraq?
     
  13. stillwater macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, modern pennies are only copper plated. I think they're mostly zinc now.

    But on topic, you do have to wonder where all that cash ended up.
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    And why the "fiscally responsible" party previously in power wouldn't start up a war-profiteering commission to keep an eye on this.
     
  15. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    you're right, of course, and i mis-stated earlier. i'd recently read an article (i think it was this one), stating that at current prices, the metals in the penny are worth more than 1 cent.
     
  16. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Knowing how stupid our federal govt is it may be in Iran. Its time for all the states to recall the federal govt. Its out of control and answering to no one that I can tell . Even when huge abuses like this happens who gets blamed? The system , you ever see the system in jail?
    Our Federal Govt is broken and beyond repair.
     
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    What'd happen if they dont take Visa? :D

    Or there was no ATMs? :p

    Can you imagine what that card would be called? The American MasterVisa Uber Super Duper Platinum Whole Lotta F***ing Money On This Card edition.
     

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