Feds Finds Massive Fraud in Bush’s $150 Billion Iraq Reconstruction; Also Looking at Afghanistan
Written by Brad Friedman for bradblog.com
Some suspects also tried to conceal foreign bank accounts in Ghana, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Britain, the investigators said, while in other cases, cash was simply found stacked in home safes.
There have already been dozens of indictments and convictions for corruption since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the new cases seem to confirm what investigators have long speculated: that the chaos, weak oversight and wide use of cash payments in the reconstruction program in Iraq allowed many more Americans who took bribes or stole money to get off scot-free.
But by all means, let’s focus instead on ACORN, which helps some 400,000 low-income families in 75 cities with basic needs, because they’ve received an average of $3.5 million in federal dollars to help with their efforts for each of the last 15 years.
That’s “million” (with an m), as opposed to the “billions” as still misreported by James O’Keefe and the other journalistic malpracticers at “Andrew Breitbart Presents…Big Government.” Six months ago, in a still-uncorrected item at Breitbart’s website — their first one on the phony ACORN “pimp” hoax videos — O’Keefe mis-reported that ACORN “receive[s] billions in tax money.”
Oh, and in addition to the actual billions (with a b) that we may have been defrauded of via phony contracts in Iraq during the Bush regime, the same story linked above also notes:
Now let’s go do our moral duty and protect the tax-payers against “big government” corruption by taking down those those bastards at ACORN!