An independent U.S. panel investigating wartime spending estimates that as much as $60 billion has been lost to waste and fraud over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In its final report to Congress, the Commission on Wartime Contracting said the figure could grow larger as U.S. support for reconstruction projects and programs wanes and Iraq and Afghanistan are unable to sustain the schools, medical clinics, roads and power plants already built with American tax dollars.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the commission’s report in advance of its scheduled Wednesday public release.
The commission says that in Afghanistan, the insurgency’s second largest funding source after the illegal drug trade is the diversion of money from U.S.-backed construction projects and transportation contracts.
(THE NEW POLICY FROM BHO’S ADMINISTRATION TO GAIN THE MIND AND HEARTS OF THE AFGHAN IS NOTHING BUT THE PROVERBIAL NATION BUILDING THAT NEVER WORKS WHEN THE MILITARY EMPLOYED TO FIGHT WARS IS USED FOR OTHER THAN TO FIGHT WARS. OUR MILITARY WHEN USED FOR POLITICAL SOLUTION BY LEFTEST LIBERALS ARE NOTHING BUT TARGET PRACTICE WITHOUT A PLAN. MILITARY DEATHS UP TO 1,640. ………….. 1,000 OF THIS UNDER BHO’S)
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