Bush actually airlifts $40,000,000,000.00 in cash to hand out to Iraqi war lords and drug lords, the Taliban, and Al Queda - no problem.<quoted text>Let's see...
The federal government actually loads $Billions of Dollars onto pallets and ships them to Iraq - no problem.
The federal government spends money in America, to help Americans, and an American city - and it's a problem ?
Does that logic make any sense to even our Right Wing friends ?
NY Fed's $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail
CNBC.com 10/25/11 2:25 PM ET
By: Eamon Javers
It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.
Source: CNBC Sources
Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services.
The money was packed onto pallets inside a heavily guarded New York Federal Reserve compound in East Rutherford, New Jersey, trucked to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, and flown by military aircraft to Baghdad International Airport.
By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash between 2003 and 2008.
In just the first two years, the shipments included more than 281 million individual bills weighing a total of 363 tons.
But soon after the money arrived in the chaos of war-torn Baghdad, the paper trail documenting who controlled it all began to go cold.
Since then, investigators have spent years trying to trace what happened to the enormous amount of money shipped in the frantic days of the occupation of Iraq.
Although there have been hundreds of pages of reports, Congressional hearings, and inquiries from Washington to Baghdad, no one in Congress, a special inspector generalâs office, the Department of Defense or the Iraqi government itself can say with certainty what exactly happened to all of that money.
Not a squeak from our Right Wing friends.
Not a peep of objection.
Not a word of concern.
Obama wants to spend a few million to help our fellow Americans, in America, and - "Oh my God - is he mad ?"
Another reason it's so difficult to believe Right Wingers actually care about what they claim to are about.