Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I remember once the W.M.D.'s weren't there and the they "shipped to Syria" story was not working out so well, some of our nation's most self-proclaimed "straight talkers" reached out for new excuses, er, reasons:

John McCain: "It's (the Oil-for-food program) an argument, maybe a small one, but maybe an argument that justifies our actions in Iraq"

Meanwhile, the latest story of another billion or more down the 'thunder bucket' oozes out of "Freedom's Septic Tank":

The U.S. State Department is unable to account for most of $1.2 billion in funding that it gave to DynCorp International to train Iraqi police, a government report said Tuesday.

"The bottom line is that State can't account for where it went," said Glenn D. Furbish, who was involved in putting together the 20-page report for the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction (SIGIR).

This is, oh, I dunno, about the 100th story of fraud and corruption coming out of Iraq that involves $100 million or more.

There is only one solution.

It's a good thing we invaded so we could show the Iraqis how "professionals engage in corruption".

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