Accountability in Gulf of Mexico;
waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq
Now that F. Me Sensenbrenner has made it clear what his three criteria are for appropriations -- accountability, accountability and accountability -- it is safe to assume he won't be voting to spend any more money on the war in Iraq.
The US has spent $200-billion so far in that nation of 26 million people. That's about $7700 per capita, by my estimation, with a lot more to come. Sensenbrenner thought the Karina relief was too much, when it came it at about $8,500 per person. (Using F. Up math, he wrongly calculated it at $119,000 per.)
Not enough accountability, he said, voting no. Fraud, waste and abuse.
Excuse me, but isn't this the same guy who keeps voting for money for the Iraq war. I don't remember his outrage over this report:
Audit: U.S. lost track of $9 billion in Iraq fundsI don't recall a peep from F. or his defenders. This case was real, not hypothetical.
Pentagon, Bremer dispute inspector general's report
Monday, January 31, 2005
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Nearly $9 billion of money spent on Iraqi reconstruction is unaccounted for because of inefficiencies and bad management, according to a watchdog report published Sunday.
An inspector general's report said the U.S.-led administration that ran Iraq until June 2004 is unable to account for the funds.
"Severe inefficiencies and poor management" by the Coalition Provisional Authority has left auditors with no guarantee the money was properly used," the report said.
Why do you suppose that is?