BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions, 23 Billions

Jun 11, 2008 Full story: news.bbc.co.uk 26
A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq. The president's Democratic opponents are keeping up the pressure over war profiteering in Iraq. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House committee on oversight and government reform, said: "The money that's gone into waste, fraud and abuse under these contracts is just so outrageous, it's egregious. "It may well turn out to be the largest war profiteering in history." .

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Since: Jul 07

United States

#1 Jun 11, 2008
Ask Dick - his retirement trust is growing by leaps and bounds. Tell me again why Spiro Agnew resigned and this man is still there?
Lance Winslow

Half Moon Bay, CA

#2 Jun 11, 2008
ONLY $23 billions?
Where's the rest?

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#3 Jun 11, 2008
truck loads of US cash was / is handed out to make friends, etc... our tax $$ just handed out to foreigners for no good reason... all money we have to borrow from China.. Oh yea, US is stronger due to bush... NOT
Lance Winslow

Half Moon Bay, CA

#4 Jun 11, 2008
Coolmind wrote:
truck loads of US cash was / is handed out to make friends, etc... our tax $$ just handed out to foreigners for no good reason... all money we have to borrow from China.. Oh yea, US is stronger due to bush... NOT
And, what did we get in return for those pallet loads of money...4000+ dead and 40,000+ wounded, hundreds of thousands of veterans needing mental care, depleted military hardware and over-deployed personnel, contempt around the world,...
The $23 billion was chump change.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#5 Jun 11, 2008
throw a couple mil. my way, will ya?

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#6 Jun 11, 2008
Why does this NOT shock me?
Makes me see red yes but not shocking.

Since: Mar 08

Hohenwald, TN

#7 Jun 11, 2008
It's not our fault. We were above board in everything and had the receipts, contracts, triplicates, files, accounting books and records but the insurgents moved in so fast we didn't have time to grab anything and all we could do was run. They trashed the place, probably took the money, and burnt it to the ground, it's not our fault, honest.
Kizbah

Stockbridge, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2008
Mission Accomplished

Since: Feb 08

Fort St. James, BC

#9 Jun 11, 2008
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>And, what did we get in return for those pallet loads of money...4000+ dead and 40,000+ wounded, hundreds of thousands of veterans needing mental care, depleted military hardware and over-deployed personnel, contempt around the world,...
The $23 billion was chump change.
I'd also like to mention that an extensive survey done last year estimates that over 922,000 to a million+ Iraqis have been killed since the war started in 2003. Disgusting. Cheney and the gang should be indicted as war criminals.
not a sheep

Shreveport, LA

#10 Jun 11, 2008
It is so boring to read and reread the same type of sandlot "nanny-nanny-boo-boo, " unfounded, and undocumented crap from the left.

One brilliant comment refers to "an extensive survey" that "estimates" (sorry, I have no italics or bold-face) that "over 922,000 to a million+(I'm not sure which is worse, the syntax or the statistical mishmash) Iraqis have been killed...." Who did the survey? What were the parameters? Is it documented anywhere--anywhere that is legitimate, that is?

“Smart@ss”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#11 Jun 11, 2008
yawns~....what else is new? I thought we covered this years ago? the american people have been robbeed by contractors in iraq and by the Republican party with bush at the helm....yawns....nothing new
MomGrandma

Somerdale, NJ

#12 Jun 11, 2008
Send the military elite to wrastle them up. I guarantee you justice will be served.
The Flaming Arrow

Huntington, NY

#13 Jun 11, 2008
Frankly not surprised at all. The American public needs to realize that we have been fooled and led to the stupid house by a bunch of thieves. And by now its too late to do anything about it.. the thieves are laughing their way to the bank.
john k

Hoboken, NJ

#14 Jun 11, 2008
not a sheep wrote:
It is so boring to read and reread the same type of sandlot "nanny-nanny-boo-boo, " unfounded, and undocumented crap from the left.
One brilliant comment refers to "an extensive survey" that "estimates" (sorry, I have no italics or bold-face) that "over 922,000 to a million+(I'm not sure which is worse, the syntax or the statistical mishmash) Iraqis have been killed...." Who did the survey? What were the parameters? Is it documented anywhere--anywhere that is legitimate, that is?
agree. old news. don't worry they will have an investigation and avoid all necessary priorities. like the dependence on energy policy. where are the men in this country?
Lance Winslow

Half Moon Bay, CA

#15 Jun 11, 2008
john k wrote:
<quoted text> agree. old news. don't worry they will have an investigation and avoid all necessary priorities. like the dependence on energy policy. where are the men in this country?
Energy policy?
Since when did Bush have an energy policy?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Jun 12, 2008
dave wrote:
well.....1st of all, how the hell you lose 23 billion anyhow...
Very carefully. It takes plenty of planning. Especially in this day of electronic paper trails.

The IRAQ CAPER is the greatest and most brilliant piece of criminality in history. Even Willie Sutton would tip his hat to the Cheney Gang!
minor threat

Ocala, FL

#20 Jun 12, 2008
you just have to look at the Einsteins involved in the occupation; chickenhawks and CEOs.
dave wrote:
well.....1st of all, how the hell you lose 23 billion anyhow...
MomGrandma

Somerdale, NJ

#22 Jun 12, 2008
We should be able to FLAG 'Coolmind' for his disrespectful representation of our nation's flag.

Maybe he should learn from Jane Fonda's incredibly bad judgment and apologize to Americans now.

Instead of being young and dumb and not appreciative of how good you have it, be mature and be respectful of the opportunities you are afforded by the representation of that flag.
Cato

United States

#23 Jun 12, 2008
They uncovered it?
What, did they find it stashed in somebody's duffle bag?
Ms Hurley in red

AOL

#24 Jun 12, 2008
Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah
Blah, Blah, Blah
All this Blah(ging) does NOTHING to wrest control back from the psychopathic greedy SOB's that are destroying your America. You yanks have the means to take back your country. And I don't mean by the ballot box, which has only gotten you all in the fix you are in. You should stop "yanking" your own chains in front of internet porno and get out there and take action. Until then you deserve to suffer the consequences of your empty slothful gibberish.

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