October 26th, 2011
05:48 PM ET

Once thought lost and now found...$6.6 billion

By Senior National Security Producer Charley Keyes

The mystery of $6 billion that seemed to go missing in the early days of the Iraq war has been resolved, according to a new report.

New evidence shows most of that money, $6.6 billion, did not go astray in that chaotic period, but ended up where it was supposed to be, under the control of the Iraqi government, according to a report from the office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction or SIGIR.

The report details the transfer of cash from the U.S. to the Central Bank of Iraq. Much of it was originally assets of Iraq, some was part of the Oil for Food program imposed during the regime of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and some was funneled through the United Nations for relief and reconstruction projects, according to the report.

The report focuses on money left over from shipments of more than $10 billion in U.S. currency shipped to Iraq - much of it in shrink-wrapped bricks of hundred dollars bills - and the $6.6 billion remaining when the temporary overseer of Iraq, the Coalitional Provisional Authority, went out of business in the summer of 2004 with the creation of a new Iraqi government.

Earlier, the money had seemed to be missing. The inspector general himself, Stuart Bowen, said flatly in June, "It has not been properly accounted for."

The official accounting had used more bland language. "SIGIR concluded that weaknesses in DoD's financial and management controls left it unable to properly account for and articulate the disposition of remaining DFI (Development Fund for Iraq) funds," a 2010 report said.

But the inspector general's new report says almost all the $6.6 billion was properly handed over to Iraq and its Central Bank. "SIGIR was able to account for the unexpended DFI funds remaining in DFI accounts when the CPA (Coalitional Provisional Authority) dissolved in June 2004," the new report says. "Sufficient evidence exists showing that almost all of the remaining $6.6 billion remaining was transferred to actual and legal CBI (Central Bank of Iraq) control."

While the bulk of the money was transferred to the Central Bank of Iraq, $217 million remained in a vault in a former presidential palace and was held by the U.S. Defense Department and most was doled out for a variety of projects and payrolls, the report says.

"In February 2008, SIGIR conducted a cash count at the palace vault and determined that $24.45 million remained," the report says, pointing out that the Pentagon returned this money to Iraq the next month. Now further SIGIR reports are expected in January 2012 on how the Defense Department used other money for small projects and to pay contractors.

"At the same time, SIGIR will report on about $2.8 billion more in DFI funds used by DoD agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for reconstruction projects provided under a separate agreement executed with Iraq in June 2004," the report says.

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  1. rightospeak

    Sure , you found it. How can you lose $ 6 BILLION to begin with ? You are as truthful as our "representatives " in Washington.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  2. mm

    Well, they realized that they couldn't use all that cash since the US changed the look of its currency after all that money went missing so they somehow "found" the money.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  3. G-Diddy

    $6 billion lost and found = $6 billion wasted and then re-printed.

    Come on U.S. government, you can't possibly take us ALL for idiots.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  4. Grumpy Dem

    They found it fully up Dick Cheney's a-ss.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  5. womensworld

    Great. Last I knew more than $68 billion had been lost. Any accounting for the other $60+ billion? That'd be nice.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  6. boehnersux

    I guess its pretty easy to overlook $6 Billion, then Oops, I found it, yeah sure!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  7. the_dude

    Uhhh...no no...we didn't lose it or steal it.....uhhhh......yeah it ended up where it was supposed to....yeah.....thats the ticket

    October 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      Yeah....uh...we were just....uh....borrowing it.....and we know Haliburton had it all the time.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Reply
  8. Gene Brady

    Bull shi-.............. The Bush/Cheney Crime Family dumped endless amounts of cash on Iraq trying to teach the "love of Money" to those religious zealots so they would be dependant like Israel. It didn't really work there because their religion is stronger than greed.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  9. BaracusFaceMurdockHannibal

    I knew they'd find the plates! It was a setup by Lynch.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  10. Cindy

    During the Bush years the money was flying out of this country as fast as treasury could print it. They even keep it off the books. It will take most of you, and your kids, the rest of your lives to pay it back. And there are some in this country that worships GW Bush and can't see any wrong in this. Shame! Shame!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • dondondon

      cindy, you make a good point about all those billions being kept off the books. They didn't show up until Obama came in, adding to the debt then

      October 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Grumpy Dem

        Are you that much of a retard? Obama found it....BUSH lost it...and spent it in the first place. Man are you an ignorant SOB.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Wes

      The recent generation of politicians in the US does not look promissing. Puting Flouride in the water made have been a bad idea.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
      • Grumpy Dem

        Obviously, there's a hole in your tin foil hat.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
    • Grumpy Dem

      You said a mouthful there....everybody worships these jag....*fs.....but don't realize they set up Haliburton and the likes to reap in those billions and set themselves up as lifetime consultants. It's a racket! We need out of the middle east at all costs...ALL costs. Let them go down on their own and end up eating sand.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Ronald McD

        Yeah. Then, let's all camp in public park for a month without bathing with our hand out for daddy Obama to paint green. @Grumpydem you try to sound so smart, but you come off as a person with mental problems. Wasting money taking down a brutal murderous dictator is so much worse than paying billions to people to not work. Get a haircut and get a real job hippie.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  11. jeff

    Money that ends up " where it was supposed to be" IS NEVER DECLARED MISSING IN THE FIRST PLACE ! This story is total BS.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  12. Hoss

    I'm about to jump off a bridge if i'm missing $20. Got to love the Ewe Ess In Aye!!!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  13. Sean

    Where is all the $12 Billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills left at a warehouse at the airport? The biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve! In the year after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 nearly 281 million notes, weighing 363 tons, were sent from New York to Baghdad for disbursement to Iraqi ministries and US contractors. Using C-130 planes, the deliveries took place once or twice a month with the biggest of $2,401,600,000 on June 22 2004, six days before the handover. All was unaccounted for!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Wes

      Two words: Wire Transfer

      October 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  14. Melvin G.

    We 'think' we lost billions of dollars. Oh, ahh wait a minute, I think no we did not. We "actually" found it something like three years ago, but we're just now deciding to come out and tell you about it. Actually, I have no idea to tell you the truth what happened to the $7 billion dollars, but I figure if I say it's now found people will stop asking about it. Problem now solved. God, I amaze myself how clever I am.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  15. Wes

    Ok, now whose got the credit card?

    October 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      Sorry, man....I lost it when I was out with Cheney and porking Condi Rice....I was sooooooo wasted. Sorry again...GW.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  16. GeoBoy

    Just wait until we leave Iraq/Afghanistan

    We may end up spending more than 1.6 Trillion.

    There is going to be a blood bath of enormous proportions and the U.S. Will looked upon for leadership.

    Ladies and Gentlemen

    Please remember all of them and Vote them out .... Don't Forget!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Sean

      It'll cost much more long term, if you start adding in the 100's of thousands of cases of PTSD. We have an embassy bigger then the Vatican, and that'll cost a pretty penny too. Contractors have milked this cow long enough! Now enter our oil and gas contractors. Though, China will get the oil anyway!

      October 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Reply
  17. Yuliq

    BS!!! Simply put!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  18. anaeliss

    Aren't we still paying for all the wars this country been involved in? Was there ever a bill stamped "paid in full" for any of them? In 1943 Pres. Roosevelt sent Congress a bill for 109 billio, 100 billion for war in Europe and Pacific. Is that paid in full???

    October 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • Cindy

      Yes, that generation paid their bills.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  19. James Boland, M.D.

    They found it? Good! Now give it back so we can pay to unsnarl the ruin of this country from 8 years of president Cheney and the village idiot.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • hello?

      what about your lame friend, obama the moron?

      October 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply
      • DocDoc

        Uh, It was found under the 'moron's' watch. Typical idiot Rethugnuican.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • hello?

      Anyone that puts MD in their name needs to be whipped. How lame are you?

      October 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
      • DocDoc

        Lame enough to have a graduate degree. You?

        October 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
    • James

      im pretty sure your friend bama spent more in 3 years than bush in 8 and bush didnt give the money to his political friends and buisness that went "bankrupt" shortly after

      October 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      Thank you James. GW and (heil) Cheney should likely be in jail. GB senior would, but he said he was on the john when they made a deal for arms for hostages. GW and Cheney just decided to send some money over in some briefcases to payola everybody there.....and stuff the pockets of Haliburtons warmonger contractor rebuilding machine. Anyone who says there isn't a rip-off of the US by forcing these wolves upon us hasn't had the luxury of awarding a contract to Haliburton to do so.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • Brian Gross

      Really, you are an MD? Did you go to Columbia by chance? When the truth comes out about the great shaft of the American People and the biggest heist in history (The American Presidency) and it will, where will you be complaining than Mr. MD?

      October 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  20. Cindy

    Funny, it took so long for an answer. Even Rumsfeld and Bush's Ambassador to Iraq, who handled the money, didn't know where it went.
    This is just to shut down the story.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  21. FUNR

    Just unbelievable, the US won't have a pot to piss in before long, but they still can't shake that image of infinite wealth and the idea that enough money can make anything happen.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      Thats because money is the only thing that can make something happen. I meen why do you work so you can get more money.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
      • FUNR

        Of course it takes money to make things happen but along with that you must have good management judgment, and this is where the US government fails miserably. This means you don't throw in with the likes of crooks like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Chalabi

        October 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
  22. Darlene Buckingham

    Cheney is still scratching his head about the trillions that went missing Sept. 10, 2011

    October 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Darlene Buckingham

      My comment should have read that Cheney is still scratching his head about the trillions that went missing on Sept 10th 2001.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Reply
      • hello?

        you are still an idiot regardless.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
    • Grumpy Dem

      No...he's scratching his nether regions since they're pressed so hard against all the cash stuffed in his pants from this fiasco. We lose billions to Haliburton, who turns around and pays him to hijack the entire republican party and pay to have him lie to the public about his good deeds. Cheney is Hitler, except without the power....yet.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  23. webspy

    I call finders fee

    October 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Reply
    • webspy

      oh yeah and bush suacks he sucks so bad

      October 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  24. GeoBoy

    We need to understand that during the civil war those idiots in congress were shooting each other over a decision over whether this country would divide over slavery expanding.

    Boy ... They called the president a lier to his face during the State of the Union address and signed a letter stating that they would not help him.

    Mitch McConnell who I hate ... Said the only thing he wants to do is work to get rid of this president.

    If we don't vote them out ... We are voting them in.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  25. newt

    Aw gee, it was in the pocket of my other, other jeans

    October 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  26. Deep North

    My boots aren't tall enough for this pile of sh*t!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  27. does this ever end

    UHM.........

    October 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  28. Rob

    Check Bush, Cheney and the teapulican's backyards, you wil find missing money.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Reply
    • hello?

      along with your missing brain...

      October 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Reply
      • logicnLa

        Your intelligence is showing- not one concrete statement made,only name calling. Put some clothes on and go outside.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
      • Grumpy Dem

        Check Haliburton's safe....it's all there. Nicely stacked, ready to keep paying off everyone who dare oppose the regime. Compare the current past tactics of the Bush regime ("I will do everything to stay in power" from GB Sr.) to the current flurry of lies from the teabaggers (vaccinations cause retardation) to the absolute assault on our intelligence from the entire right religious wing who's #1 priority is NOT to further America, but just take out their opponent....we 100% do not need the GOP or Teabags in power now. They're a lying sack of excrement.

        October 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  29. ComptonJolene

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    October 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Reply
    • fu

      Seriously? Go away.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Reply
    • Cando

      Then go F yourself.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      Go away you who re...(sorry...they'll censor me if I spell it right)....go clean the crabs off from between your trailer trash legs.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  30. GeoBoy

    L. PAUL BREMER not brewer my bad

    October 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  31. GRofPA

    So when will iraq use their oil sales to pay the US taxpayers back?

    October 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • Sheep

      you mean when the US start paying Iraq the money they stole and the oil money!!

      October 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Reply
    • Johan S

      You know when you stop at a red light and someone comes with a dirty rag and starts wiping your windshield and then demands a dollar for the service? A service you didn't ask for .. do you feel morally obligated to pay? If someone hops over your fence at night and mows your lawn for free and then sends you a bill .. do you feel like you should pay?
      I mean why shouldn't you pay? The guy mowed your lawn after all! Right? Now why should the Iraqis pay for a service they didn't ask for?

      October 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Reply
      • Sheep

        God bless you

        October 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
      • Wes

        Service? Reminds me of movie named the "Aristorcrats."

        October 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
    • Stevelb1

      When frogs fly out of my butt.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Reply
      • Wes

        Sounds like you saw the "Aristocrats!"

        October 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
    • Mary

      Actually, even though we wouldn't admit it, we were paying reparations for bombing them into the stone age; and for that turkey shoot from the first gulf war when we killed thousands of retreating Iraqis on their way back from Kuwait; and for encouraging uprising during Bush Sr and then letting Sadaam and sons kill all those we promised to protect. There is a long history of wrongdoing which included propping up Sadaam in the first place to counter our enemy, Iran. Watch the movie Three Kings if you completely missed what kinds of injustices went down last Iraq war and before.

      October 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  32. donklos

    I have some land for you in the Iraqi desert if you believe this. What about the $1 billion in palleted US currency that was stolen from a warehouse? Where's that? Huh?

    October 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  33. GeoBoy

    L. Paul Bremer

    October 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  34. Ken in NC

    How can some say this was Obama's fault when these funds were transferred back in 2004 and he did not become President until 2009? Oh I get it. He was born in 1961 so he was responsible by virture of his existance at the time of the transfer of funds durning the Bush Administration.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      Don't you realize that the GOP and Teabags can lie often enough to get people to actually believe their crap? Say it loud and often and people will start to believe you. That's them. Bachman and retardation from vaccinations....just one example. The GOP and Teabags are like Hari Kreeshnas....keep bothering you at the airport until you buy their stupid flowers.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  35. usmc

    so it took like 7 years even though there was a paper trail to find where it was. amazing sounds a bit cover upi sh.and amazing how our goverment looks down on other peoples governments when people protest but what about occupy movement getting beat down day after day.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  36. GeoBoy

    L. Paul Brewer is the name of the managerial Misfit that was responsible for 6 biLlion ...

    He screwed that up too.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  37. John Kaufman, Oceanside, CA

    Most of the fools in Washington have no business sense responsibility to protecting our currency. Instead they encourage two wars, run the coutnry into huge debt and print bogus paper money with no worth, over 8 trillion so far and still printing Bush and Obama. Guess what American citizens you are going to be getting the screwing of your life when the financial meltdown comes. Oh, but the politicians mostly want socialism along with the commie news media, and we will be just like in Greece is today, BROKE, good luck Spanky.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Tanya French

      where would we be without our government though?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  38. Cliff

    First Obama gets Bin Laden. Next Obama gets Gadhafi. Now Obama finds $6.6 Billion that Bush lost. Seems like an A+ President to me.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • WhackyWaco

      You are about as stupid as they come.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Reply
      • RoyBig

        Well-worded response, great counterpoints made. As usual, you have nothing....

        October 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
      • Rags

        But not quite as stupid as you.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
    • Ken in NC

      Cliff, you are in error as Obama cannot be credited with finding the lost billions. Republicans will not allow this President to take credit for anything positive. SORRY....BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • GRofPA

      Right on the mark, Cliff! Of course the repugnicants will always find a way to twist it some other wacky way.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy Dem

      This is just obvious....but the GOP will find a way to twist this to whatever demented vision they have. Here's their example...."Oh...yes....we sh*t on the floor, but we intended on planting a beautiful flower there and it was fertilizer for our future".....seriously, how can anybody believe a word they have to say. OH..sorry...most are extremist Christians who believe our world is 6000 years old too.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  39. Jim of Manteca

    What a story! Oh yes it was spent on exactly what it was intended. If I show up at home with $10 missing in my wallet I get grilled (accountable to my wife!). What's a few billion dollars between friends?

    October 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  40. tom

    And we are now stupid enough to believe. This s____. Well we have bought in to all the other B S

    October 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  41. Mar

    Now isn't that ducky...when it first disappeared the US government said it was 23 billion. And you mean it took ten long years to figure out that it went to the Iraq government. Bull, if any body believes that, we'll see if they'd go overseas and be the Dictator of one of those countries. FREE FREE

    October 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  42. joetalks

    Nice finally they found the money, it is so nice and honest that they return it,

    October 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  43. Martin

    This is President Obama's fault wasting American lives, treasure then ruining a sovereign nation!?! Oh wait, wrong President!! When will congress hold a thorough investigation then prosecute the fools for orchestrating the worse foreign policy disaster in “American History”... Unbelievable!!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Peter Savage

      You seriously consider the Iraq war to be a more catastrophic foreign policy mistake than Vietnam, involvement in WWI, or Isolationism in the late 30's?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Reply
      • Sean

        As a Viet Vet, yes I believe Iraq was a bigger lie! We were fed a diet of fearing communism for a long time before Vietnam.
        We had school drills to get under our desks in the 50's, because of a nuclear war. Which was ignorant enough, but the Soviets had many WMD's. Iraq had nothing and no connection to 9/11. WW1 and WW2 were different, because with the latter there was a clear and present danger. It's true, Vietnam was useless. But, consider the era and how news was distributed. With Iraq, it was all lies. The main party that perpetrated it, are now saying we're cutting and running! Really!

        October 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
      • Wes

        You've got us there. I was in the service in Vietnam. Long after the war was over I remember McNamara admitting that the Vietnam war was a mistake. What makes IRAQ such a huge mistake is that, after Vietnam, the US should have know better. But, no somebody had to pay for what happened on 9-11. It would be far to humiliating to believe that a hand full of terrorists, trained to fly in the US, brought down the Trade Towers with our own planes. Could we have been that vulnerable? No! We needed a bigger enemy, and we found one in IRAQ. That is the real tragedy.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
    • T. Lee

      Idiot – it was not Obama that got us into that war. All he has tried to do is clean up the mess and terrible administration decisons Bush and Cheney made which ran America off the cliff financially, economically, and world prestige.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Reply
      • Lone

        He was being sarcastic.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
    • T. Lee

      (Ops – sorry Martin – misread your post. Apply my response instead to the "fools" that did in fact get us into that mess as you suggest)

      October 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • T. Lee

      Yeah – got that "Lone" – see my apology posted before I saw your admonition 🙂

      October 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  44. Mari

    Seriously, the government & CNN are full of it. 6 billion to save every other country but our own. Way to go U.S. gov...YOU SUCK!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • Adam

      Uh, it wasn't our money. It was seized assets and money rightfully owed to the legitimate Iraqi government. Please stop being ignorant. You make the few of us with intelligence look bad.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  45. bird

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA thank you sooo much CNN for the best laugh I have had in years. A Gov't agency says another Gov't agency did not lose 6 Billion $$$. And "We The People" should just believe this?? Read my lips.... "It's freakin Bullspit"!!!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Reply
    • blue79

      ...you know, people would take you tea partiers a little more seriously if you only took a moment to think before you spoke. Waving the flag or brandishing a copy of our Constitution doesn't magically make your opinion correct (no matter what Fox may claim).

      October 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  46. Sean

    Remember after we swallowed the lack of WMD's pill, we were told that Iraqi oil will be used to reimburse us for the war? Now we have the nerve to press the Libyan's the day they're liberated from their dictator, when are you going to pay the $1.2 billion we spent helping you. But, what's 800 times that amount. The long-term blow-back, will be 10 times that. And why, because W's daddy was threatened! That cost 4500 US lives, 30,000 injured, and 150,000 Iraqi's. The GOP now says, we're cutting and running. As a Viet Vet, I wish we cut and ran 10 years before '75! I would never been injured and 50,000+ serviceman would've lived to see another day. Oh well, we're just peons!

    October 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • us1776

      That's why I and other guys in the service were out protesting the Vietnam Lie. And finally in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers showed exactly that the whole entire Vietnam situation was a lie from the start. All the intelligence said at no time would we ever be winning that war and there was no scenario that would ever allow us to ultimately win that war. And you're right. We should have cut and run from Vietnam back before Tet.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • sara

      ...Could someone tell me WHAT happened to the millions found with Saddam in the hole. Who got that money and where is it. No...the OIL money, their OIL money didn't pay for anything...The American tax payers are Paying for this war and will be for DECADES and DECADES.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Reply
    • Teresa

      Cut and run is what the new GOPTEA are screaming? Do you think any of them looked to see who set that agenda? Bush did, it was announced the day that journalist threw his shoes at him. Maybe that's why they don't remember. Obama wouldn't agree to leave any troops there that the Iraqi's could use as target practice for there new firing squads. Iraq want to hold US troop responsible in civil courts for any actions they take in a combat situation in there country. Oh and what did happen to the Iraq's going to pay us back for liberating them? Just another Bush administration lie I guess.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
      • RIGHT!

        Just to clear up a few details here.

        We are leaving over 8,000 troops in the 1 BILLION dollar Embassy that we built with taxpayer money!
        We are leaving over 2,000 PRIVATE SECURITY PERSONNEL (Think mercenaries) at taxpayer expense.

        In addition, we are leaving over 2 BILLION dollars in equipment and camps, all paid for with taxpayer money.

        So, let us NOT believe the more lies from our government that ALL the TROOPS are coming HOME for the HOLIDAYS!

        Here is the real shocker: Our government lies to us all the time and in that sense, it really makes no difference if we have a D or an R in the White House!

        October 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  47. clearfog

    Just like my dear old mother used to say: "Dammit, if it ain't always in the last place you look." I always thought that was sort of strange, since where else would it be? Once you find it, you stop looking.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  48. guest2011

    $6 BILLION DOLLARS! INCREDIBLE.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  49. us1776

    President Obama conducted the entire war in Libya for less than the missing loose change in Iraq !!

    The whole Libya operation only cost about 6 billion compared to trillions spent on Iraq.

    .

    October 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply
    • us1776

      And not a single American boot was on the ground in Libya and not a single American was killed or injured in Libya.

      .

      October 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Reply
      • bird

        Keep drinking the Kool-Aid fools... All the way to the Poorhouse

        October 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
      • us1776

        bird, that would be the GOP poorhouse.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • JoeBelow

        If you exclude Special Ops, Contractors and CIA boots then yes, not a single American boot was on the ground in Libya...

        October 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
      • RIGHT!

        I guess you don't bother counting the thousands of CIA people we had throughout Libya, huh?

        October 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  50. Kerry

    A good auditor can be invaluable.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • Wes

      A page out of Enron's Guide for Managers?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  51. TexMik

    The absolutely, most difficult thing about all this, is that we have no guarantee that losing billions of dollars as a freebie give-away isn't going on now and won't happen again. Someone said VOTE them OUT? Sure...leading Republican candidates offer little confidence that they can take us out of this mess. Obama prints more money to buy us in greater deat. Where is a strong leader when we need one? Anyone? Anyone?

    October 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      When I hear someone say "pringing money", I know I'm hearing crazy.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply
    • Sean

      Well, we have Perry! Who can't say height! Hey genius, Height, and not heighth, is considered the standard English form for this word. I hear mindless dopes locally say that quite often. But, I live in the adjoining state!

      October 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Reply
    • Teresa

      Wow Tex, just because you want to get rid of your governor does not mean the rest of want him. If you look at history, I know it's tough but look, Bush left this mess. He made sure his buddies got the first bailout and screwed the average American. Obama has made the tough choices and is trying to help average Americans. You call it "printing more money", do you realize how stupid you sound saying that? I know, why don't you join the secession movement and get the flock out of the USA.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  52. Brian

    I would have thought it went to buying more of obama's autobiographies

    October 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  53. casper

    It cost the government 6.8 billion to research what happened to the missing 6.7 billion.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Reply
    • TexMik

      *** My vote for favorite comment of the week ***

      October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      What are you talking about?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • paultineg

      and what did the Iraqi government do with the money?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Reply
      • Wes

        They bought millions of Michael Jackson DVDs and a football stadium.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
  54. Mr. Obvious

    "Doled out for payroll"... How warm and fuzzy – who can object to someone getting paid their "payroll". The term implies that some work was actually done. Everyone loves "payroll". Look it up – the Iraq dictionary defines "payroll" as "bribe".

    October 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      It was Blackwater payroll.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  55. casper

    ONCE AGAIN – Nice wasting of tax money GOP War Hawks.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      I don't think the majority of the Iraqi people think ousting Saddam Hussein was a waste of U.S. taxpayer dollars, genius.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Reply
      • Wes

        You're asking the wrong group. Ask the group who had to pay for the war, genius.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
      • Kelly

        I think that you may be offside here. Its nice taht Saddam is gone, but we did pay a lot to get him out to replace him with a government that is, well, problematic. I'm not sure Iraq today is what you'd call "happy and trouble-free".

        October 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
      • blue79

        The point here is what we did *after* ousting Saddam. After all, if we merely ousted him, we'd be out of Iraq for over half a decade, and we'd all be happy.

        If you want, feel free to use your favorite litmus test–go ahead and ask Iraqis how happy they are that we're still in their country.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  56. Wes

    Next time use the IRS to manage it. They have never lost track of one penny that I owed them. Pitty we didn't send the lot of them to IRAQ.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      The IRS just colllects your money. Then they hand the money over to the people who know how to spend it.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Reply
      • Brian Gross

        The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

        October 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • Kelly

      Sorry that they are a pain for you...But it does seem like they are doing a good job these, days, doesn't it?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Reply
      • Wes

        Now that depends on your point of view of "good." The devil is "good" at what she does.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  57. Pissed

    What a f**king waste of time, money, and lives.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Reply
    • Wes

      True, but you cannot say f***king on this sh33t pile of a website.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • youreanidiot

        Stop hating on CNN's website. You're not only on it, but commenting on the boards aren't you!?! Dumba$$

        October 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      The Iraqi people and all of Iraq's neighbors disagree with you.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply
      • Kelly

        Yeah...I'm not sure that's true, bud.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • blue79

        ...which doesn't include the US.

        Alright, let's try this then–why don't you persuade them to fund our presence in Iraq–or better yet, replace our military presence with theirs? After all, if they loved his removal so much, surely they'd be willing to help support the new government?

        October 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  58. fireglove

    Yea and I believe in santa

    October 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  59. MotoJB

    Uh huh...and they expect us to buy that?

    October 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  60. Louis

    Coming headline: Corrupt idiots in Washington destroy a once great nation

    October 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      They are not idiots, they know what they are doing: destroying.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  61. Wondering

    Ok, so we found that it wasn't lost and did go to the Iraqi Gov't. Now that you have your Democracy can we have our 6.6 Billion Dollars back or 6.6 Billions Dollars of oil shipped to the USA a.s.a.p free of delivery charges. Thank you.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • RJ

      It was their money in the first place.
      Reading comprehension levels around here are weak.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Reply
      • Kelly

        Ummhhh...No, it was a variety of different sources–It wasn't all "their money". Read the article. The article doesn'l list the dollar value of each source, but makes clear that the funds came from multiple sources.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • Lone

      Some might call it a start at reparation after an unjustified war.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  62. rami

    What a pile of $h33t

    October 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  63. knuckle

    time for a new American revolution, the founding father's would definitely approve of sweeping this government clean and starting from scratch

    October 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • RIGHT!

      Yes, but, Americans not up for that... the most courage these sheep can muster is to sit in a park: OWS!

      Sheeps bent over waiting for the government to do it to them again...

      October 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  64. rhymeskeema

    well what do ya know? what a splendid little war.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  65. Sean

    This is far from being the whole or even part of the story. There was huge pallets loaded with American money in shrink wrap, to the tune of $12 billion (that we were told) missing from a warehouse at Baghdad airport. We've already moved on, and we are losing $2 billion a week nation building in Afghanistan. This is only 1% of what we lost in Iraq, and a new round of hemorrhaging has just begun. As we sell off equipment in Iraq, for pennies on the dollar and abandon dozens of bases and airstrips. Think of how many lives of uninsured Americans it could've saved, or foreclosures here at home!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  66. Sean Russell

    Seems like we'll never be finished straightening out all this crap that Bush/Cheney left us. Thanks guys, so much!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      So when won't it be Bush's fault? Give us an exact date so we know when we can blame obama for our current mess... I would guess he will get as much time for blame as Bush did right?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • RIGHT!

        Exact Date: One day after the end of eternity...

        October 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
    • Lone

      Well Brian, in this case (staying on topic since you cannot) it will always be on the heads of the Bush administration and the others before it who set up Hussein in the first place. The longest conflict in US history that was instigated and pursued for false reasons. It also accelerated the rapid degradation of the US identity in the eyes and all within the majority of the Bush presidency. That isn't enough to keep the blame in the right place?

      October 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
      • Lone

        *in the eyes of the world...

        October 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  67. Tewrobert

    No wonder they couldnt find it, They never thought it would go where it was supposed to. LOL

    October 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  68. AMC

    Whatever. I don't believe a bit of it.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • knuckle

      no kidding, what a pantload, can you imagine how much 6 billion even is, it was donated directly to fund the enemy

      October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  69. David

    Sickening, just sickening.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  70. smc

    Now Obama is finding the money Bush/Republicans lost. It may take a while to fix all the things Republicans destroyed since 2000, but Obama has things moving in the right direction.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • inthspirit

      You are kidding, right?

      October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
    • 112321

      Youre black arent you?

      October 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Reply
      • Sheep

        Racist Kool Aid Drinker!

        October 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
    • gary

      he trying but the the neocons wont let him do anything. they are the the problem with this country period. I hope they run cain. go ahead you idiots.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Reply
    • Menos

      MoveOn.org should focus on helping idiots like you figure out that the Bush / Cheney era is over and using them as an perpetual excuse / scapegoat for Obama's failures as a president isn't doing him or the Democratic Party any favors. Even if it were true that all of our problems are directly and exclusively due to Bush / Cheney, the fact remains that all of the B/S rhetoric of "Yes We Can!" has been an epic failure. I can picture the lot of you Bush / Cheney haters sitting around in a nursing home decades from now pinning all of your personal failures and life problems on Bush / Cheney. Pathetic! Live in the moment, do something constructive, and stop living in the past.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
      • blue79

        Is "live in the moment" the new rationale for Republican ideology on natural resource exploitation?

        October 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  71. jj

    I don't know whether to believe this story or not.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • Brian Gross

      Let me clear it up for you, You are an idiot.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  72. chuckd

    Good cover up there! – I am seriously tired of our government. What a bunch of corrupt buffoons.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  73. SDTangler

    So, ten years later, an audit done by the same group handing out the money tells us that it all went to the right place? WHAT A CROCK OF SH*T. We throw people in jail for stealing a loaf of bread at home, but key government employees and contractors have made BILLIONS illegally from the war effort. Some of was stolen outright, some of it was obtained by fraudulent billing, and some paid in bribes and payola. This makes me sick.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • denman25

      Payola? I didn't know we were bribing Iraq for airtime on their radio stations.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  74. Chinatown

    So for 4 years it was unaccounted for and when news of that breaks out, a few months later we get: Oh! Wait, here it is! Nothing to worry about!

    BS!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  75. Jagnut

    Nit to worry, Odumwa is having the troops bring the $$$ back and it will go into his failing re-election fund!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • Sharp

      We have a winner. The first anti-Obama troll of the day gets a free gift cannister with one of Sarah Palin's f@rts lovingly compressed within; CONGRATULATIONS!

      October 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • dantx10

      Maybe it should go towards an English class for you.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Reply
      • knuckle

        good one

        October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • gary

      he dosent need it wingnut

      October 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  76. brat

    i really think that after almost four yrs. that the new aka bama admin had these republican creeps in fort leavenworth kanas in solitary confinment for the rest of their so called lifes for what theyve done to the people of the world and esp the u.s.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • gary

      bush and his crew cant even leave the country because they would be arrested. why in hell are we protecting the morons.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Reply
      • RIGHT!

        Wrong! They have been to Canada at least twice and they refuse to arrest them!

        They want the XL oil pipeline from Canada to TEXAS more than they want to do the RIGHT THINK!

        Why do you think President Oblahma talked so much about revisiting NAFTA and changing NAFTA during his campaign; once he got elected, we never heard that tune again!

        October 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  77. studdmuffins

    No doubt there are a couple of retired 3 and 4 star generals living nicely about now.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Wes

      Sgt Bilko lives on.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Reply
      • brat

        true true

        October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  78. imaguard

    They found it in the washing machine, along with a small pile of sand in the bottom of the basket.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  79. Benny

    Popular consensus is that someone isn't telling ALL the truth here!?! I for one am shocked and awed!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  80. Mike

    In Government lingo thats called covering your ass (CYA). I have a bridge I'd like to sell you too!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  81. bill

    HEY awesome. It's like when you find a $20 bill in your dirty jeans.

    how much do you wanna bet Bush would've just thrown them into the washer without checking the pockets?

    October 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  82. Osalami

    Bush/Obama. What difference does it make? All govt needs a giant enema.....

    October 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • Mullah Fullah Bullah

      The only problem is we are the ones that the enema projectile will be pointed at. We have met the enema and it is us.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  83. fittinguy

    I find the math to be a little fuzzy. Maybe a paper trail of the tranfer has been discovered, but where is the money? What was it spent on? I know who was left holding the bag...

    October 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  84. fed up

    People living in tents in this country, and billions in cash sent to Iraq. How damned stupid. Bush should be in prison for all the damage he did to this country. He can't even leave this country, for fear of being charged with war crimes. Just because he wasn't charged with war crimes by this country, doesn't mean he got away with it in other countries. Having the CIA pick up citizens of other countries and taking them to Guantanamo, when they had done nothing to do with 9/11, is still costing us in lawsuits. Oh yeah, I almost forgot Cheney.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  85. dsh

    doesn't make me feel better

    October 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  86. One Day

    IIt sounds like a made up report to me. BTW doesn't that mean that Iraq can now afford to defend itself?

    October 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  87. FauxNews

    This is great, now only $2 trillion of waste left to find.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • stvnkr10

      I say we send a bill to GWB, Rumsfeld, and Acting President Chaney.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  88. hmmmm

    if you believe this article i have a bridge that i want to sell you

    October 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  89. cpc65

    It was wedged behind the cushions of Saddam's couch along with the missing remote and some stale nacho chip crumbs.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Reply
    • BradGa

      Hidden under the sofa cushions along side a Chinese bootleg VHS of "Scarface".

      October 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  90. Johnny

    This money should have been given back to the US AMERICAN Tax Payers. I'm here in California paying my taxes and living paycheck to paycheck and I have nobody helping me. So now I hear we gave IRAQ over 6 billion dollars that was not properly tracked, that is so unfair, I work hard and I don't have nothing to show for it. Not fair at all. Why do I have to help the IRAQ people. How about IRAQ give me some money. I scratch your back and you scratch mine. My financial life is falling apart and I im scared that within the next year I'll be homeless.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Reply
    • GFU

      You're getting it back trust me – everytime you fill up whatever inefficient car you own, you get some of it back.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Reply
      • supernautk1

        That doesn't make sense in any way WHATSOEVER consider that the oil is still being purchased at OPEC prices. Iraq doesn't even export as much oil to us as Nigeria.

        October 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
    • Jordan

      Move to a state where COL is cheaper, and you will see many of your "financial problems" dissolve...Just sayin...

      October 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Reply
      • lol

        coal....... Just saying

        October 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • Wes

      But, while homeless you will be warmed by the realization that somewhere in Iraq a young girl can finally dress like a slut while her boyfriend watches porno, thanks to your financial sacrifice, making the world more democratic.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • guest2011

      Only in your dreams would ANY country give back ANY amount of money to the U.S. Govt. and even if they did, the U.S. Govt wouldn't give any of it back to us, they would pocket it for themselves.

      October 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  91. Quid Quo Pro

    Wasn't the original amount $40 billion? In the end it doesn't matter. All of the crooks in our government know the loopholes and they look for ways to steal and line their pockets with money and power. We have no chance of ever finding out the real truth. Our government needs a cleansing. Period.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  92. jo

    All the money spent in Iraq...was lost...even worse...it destroyed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens and left a huge scar on our military. I cannot believe Bush is 'free' to throw out balls at ballgames....

    October 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Reply
    • Texas Annie

      Amen to that.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Wes

      I suspect many would like to throw George Bush's balls out.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • knuckle

      Cheney and Rumsfeld should be standing tall before the Hague. Bush is retarded, he shouldn't be prosecuted, that wouldn't be right.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  93. PiratesRule

    Seriously, can't the GOP pin this on Obama somehow?

    October 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • sambo

      The 1st word in your blog, look at it . now look in the mirror. now laugh

      October 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Reply
  94. PiratesRule

    Thanks for cflearing that up. Now can I watch you pull a rabbit out of your hat. Quit making up crap.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  95. POD

    Anybody buying this smoke and mirrors tap dance 7 years after the fact......I don't think so!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • tkessler45

      To do otherwise, especially without any evidence beyond your own personal doubts (based around naivety more than anything else), would be a bit idiotic...

      October 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Reply
      • Benny

        @tkessler45... tisk, tisk, tisk... I expected so much more from you after I read your other comments. How can you say such drivel. Do you actually believe EVERYTHING our government tells us? Please say it isn't so!

        October 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  96. tkessler45

    I was hoping this would say they found it in a paper bag on the side of the road.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  97. SPQR

    If it went where it was supposed to go, why couldn't they find it sooner ?

    CoughBSCoughBS.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • Layla

      and why are Iraqi people still struggling to have running electricity & water?

      October 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Reply
      • jon

        Yes, you would think that, after all the reconstruction money spent in Iraq, their electrical power and water systems (which we blew to hell by the way at the very beginning of the war) would be working just fine by now. After 8 or 9 years our design/construction companies seem to just have spent a lot of money for very little. Sad. But what else is new when it comes to wartime spending.

        October 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • R.F.Over

      Because Obama is trying to get re-elected, and the missing money may make him look less than capable. I love the line about Obama sending 'some' lucky people personal checks. That one is almost as good as an easter bunny putting candy and eggs in my basket ...

      October 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  98. Barry G.

    I'm sorry–did they say $6 billion lost in Iraq?

    Now if that's not irresponsible, I don't know what is.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  99. Sam

    At least somebody found it before it could end up in Halliburton's coffers. They and Blackwater seem to be the major profiteers from this war.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • brat

      cheney is the main culprit in this mess reaLIZED IT
      WAS PAYBACK OR ELSE

      October 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  100. Good news

    Well, in hindsight, thats one more thing that Bush's Administration didn't do completely wrong.

    October 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • adam

      I beg to differ. That is one more thing Bush didn't do right

      October 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • Drrrrr

      Bush admin had nothing to do with this?
      Read the story , it was the Coalitional Provisional Authority that did the transfer.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Reply
      • PiratesRule

        So the inherited mess that Obama got isn't bush fault, the 7 yrs we misplaced 6.6 billion wasn't his fault. We should re-elect him nothing his his fault. I must of had a bad dream and thought my 401K tanked, my house wasn't worth squat and I was able to pay all my healthc care bills. Glad that didn't happen

        October 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
      • R.F.Over

        Come on, gang! Bush was faced with 9-11, which he handled very well. 9-11 would not have happended if a little bit of spine had been shown in how Cinton reacted to all of the terrorist actions against U.S. assets while he was president.

        October 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
    • lol

      Its both those idiots fault. Bush and Obama. We need more freedom and less government. Fucking retards you are. The goverment is spending money on HGH, babseball steroids, college football playoffs and canadian war claims. Who is blind? We the citizens are. We voted them in and we allow them to screw us. STFU and do something about it or quit trolling on the net.

      October 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Reply
      • knuckle

        Bam, you tell 'em, but don't have a freaking heart attack

        October 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
      • Martin

        Absolutely ridiculous!! People of your ilk make such idiotic statements “We need more freedom and less government.” If you haven’t noticed we’re a nation of laws which govern our freedoms… So keep reciting your talking points!!

        October 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
      • guest2011

        Tell us how you REALLY feel.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
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