Friday, September 28, 2007

Why is government so depressing?

Because it's run by people, I imagine.

The Senate voted today to probe various war contracts.

The Pentagon said (a few days ago) that Iraq and Afghanistan contracts are under investigation.

What kind of person do you have to be to engage in profiteering?

1 comment:

VictoratGaImproper said...

Excerpts from NY Times Article:

"As of Sept. 12, the Army reported that it had 78 cases of fraud and corruption under investigation, had obtained 20 criminal indictments, and had uncovered over $15 million in bribes."



$6,000,000,000
"Military officials said Thursday that contracts worth $6 billion to provide essential supplies to American troops in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan — including food, water and shelter — were under review by criminal investigators, double the amount the Pentagon had previously disclosed."


$88,000,000,000
"In addition, $88 billion in contracts and programs, including those for body armor for American soldiers and matériel for Iraqi and Afghan security forces, are being audited for financial irregularities, the officials said."



excuse me, i'm nauseated...