How many times have you heard someone of the Right talk about the way that money is being pissed away……too many to recall?
Yeah……except they piss about social programs that have some redeeming qualities……but they say very little about the cash that the Pentagon throws away monthly…….somehow it is acceptable for the waste to keep our country safe from those godless creatures that are doing us in slowly but slowly.
Take the F-35 (please)….an absolute waste of cash……a waste that not many military types actually wanted but the M-IC wanted it so we threw good money after bad on a flying brick.
But at least the country got something for the money even it is a worthless pile of crap…….but what about the money that was lost when we invade Iraq and sent palates of cash to buy their cooperation? No one wants to talk about that theft, huh?
Now let’s talk about Afghanistan.
From James Rosen of McClatchy
The Defense Department can’t account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report released Thursday concludes.
The missing money was part of the relatively small amount of Afghanistan spending that was routed directly to military officers in a bid to bypass bureaucracy and rush the construction of urgently needed roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, water treatment plants and other essential infrastructure. About 70 percent of the $100 billion the United States has spent to rebuild Afghanistan during more than 13 years of war went through the Pentagon, with the rest distributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development and other civilian departments.