BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions, 23 Billions

Jun 11, 2008 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: news.bbc.co.uk

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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“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#25 Jun 12, 2008
MomGrandma wrote:
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.
First off the way the flag is being displayed shows a country in distress. Is this very far off? I don't think so.

Secondly, you are unregistered and obviously clueless, Coolmind happens to be female.

Thirdly, this GREAT country of ours affords us the right to FREE SPEECH, her statement is WELL PROTECTED, it isn't FREE SPEECH EXCEPT WHAT OFFENDS, no it is FREE SPEECH.

Fourthly, One of the great things about being a true patriot is that we CAN QUESTION OUR GOVERNMENT and OUR FOUNDING FATHERS ENCOURAGED THIS!

So, go back to history class, be offended all you want, but to "ban" someone for expressing their opinion that this country is in distress, well HOW VERY UNAMERICAN OF YOU!
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#26 Jun 12, 2008
Ms Hurley in red wrote:
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.
I love you too!!!
MomGrandma

Somerdale, NJ

#27 Jun 12, 2008
Whomever rated my post#22 as clueless and disagree should explain their reasoning. Only fair.
MomGrandma

Somerdale, NJ

#28 Jun 12, 2008
The Iggy wrote:
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First off the way the flag is being displayed shows a country in distress...you are unregistered and obviously clueless, Coolmind happens to be female.
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Dear Iggy...I appreciate your defending your friend, but the flag is not inverted properly. I will continue to voice by opinions as I'm sure you will.
MomGrandma

Somerdale, NJ

#29 Jun 12, 2008
Before you can jump on it... correction: my opinions.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lupton, CO

#30 Jun 12, 2008
MomGrandma wrote:
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Dear Iggy...I appreciate your defending your friend, but the flag is not inverted properly. I will continue to voice by opinions as I'm sure you will.
Funny, they do not show what the proper "upside down" configuration is for a flag to show the country in distress.

Frankly we are in distress, and GRAVE DANGER, just ask Bush! He's been saying it for nearly 7years now.

SO, economically our distress is great, but BUSH says we aren't in a depression. OUR COUNTRY'S safety is at risk from terrorist attacks, Iraq has WMD, We are in emminent danger! This has been told to us for almost 7 years, BUSH says we are in distress so therefore we must be.

I believe our country is in distress, but not for the reasons the shrub states. BECAUSE of his actions!

So disagree all you want, whether it is disrespectful is a matter of opinion.

I wouldn't call Coolmind a close friend, but I have read her posts, conversed with her and in this case I thought your opinion was off base from an unregistered topix user. I am sure you post under many different names so as to throw off those that would call BS. HAVE A NICE DAY!

*note the flag was the ONLY arguement you could find You left all other points alone. Hmmmmmm

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