Iraq: The Biggest Fraud of All Time?

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/a-fraud-bigger-than-madoff-1622987.html

    Where does the buck stop for this one, George?
     
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    Unless their accounts are in some God-forsaken Hell-hole of a country, can we not inquire of their financial health??
     
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    A trillion dollars down the drain and what do we have to show for it? anything? Bush & his republicans given away our tax dollars with no accountability what so ever in Iraq. They just did the same thing with banks and wall street. Then they have the gull to bitch about the democrats.:rolleyes:
     
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    That was never in doubt.

    Why do I even try???
     
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    Right now the GOP whines about "wasteful spending" in the bailout bill and won't vote for it. Well, what the **** about this then? :mad:

    I think we all know that corruption has taken place in the Iraq reconstruction programs, but I had hoped it wasn't this bad.
     
  7. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    "Accounts?"

    That's sort of the great thing about a mountain of hundred dollar bills.
     
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    As I have said before, wack all lobbyists.

    That's why they killed the $1,000 bill. Easier to follow electronic transfers of funds.
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    It's been a fraud starting with the false premise for the invasion. Halliburton et. al. are the big winners and everyone else are losers.

    http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/
     
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    I would be curious whether this fraud is the result of deliberate planning on some level, or of individuals taking advantage of a chaotic situation.

    IOW, was post-invasion (or even invasion) planning made with the intention for embezzlement, or was it so poorly done as to make opportunists out of some folk?

    I would hope some more investigation goes into this...
     
  11. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I'd guess most of it was from the lack of oversight on contractors: shoddy building and design, outright fraud, overcharges, and 'accounting errors.' And, some was surely stolen by hand.
     
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    Say that this was some sort of grand conspiracy is absolutely absurd. However, contractor favoritism and the general chaos of a war pretty much guaranteed that specific companies would be making quite a bit of money, but that's just a matter of circumstance.
     
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    Hey man, pizza is here!
    ...

    What the heck is this?
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Over there. At the new guy's desk. Heh. Heh.

    The sad thing is that conservatives get their panties in a twist over a welfare queen who gets an undeserved couple hundred thousand or so over a lifetime; yet can't seem to muster much outrage over these kinds of massive frauds.

    Mistaken priorities...
     

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