Auditors say billions likely wasted in Iraq work
After years of following the paper trail of $51 billion in U.S.
taxpayer dollars provided to rebuild a broken Iraq, the U.S. government
can say with certainty that too much was wasted. But it can't say how
In what it called its final audit report, the Office of the Special
Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Funds on Friday spelled out a
range of accounting weaknesses that put "billions of American taxpayer
dollars at risk of waste and misappropriation" in the largest
reconstruction project of its kind in U.S. history.
"The precise amount lost to fraud and waste can never be known," the report said.
Translation: "We all got rich off of those taxpayer suckers!"
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