Audit: U.S. Defense Department can't account for billions for Iraq
January 29th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

Audit: U.S. Defense Department can't account for billions for Iraq

By CNN's Josh Levs

The U.S. Defense Department cannot account for about $2 billion it was given to cover Iraq-related expenses and is not providing Iraq with a complete list of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects, according to two new government audits.

The reports come from the office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

The Iraqi government in 2004 gave the Department of Defense access to about $3 billion to pay bills for certain contracts, and the department can only show what happened to about a third of that, the inspector general says in an audit published Friday.

Although the Department of Defense (DoD) had "internal processes and controls" to track payments, the "bulk of the records are missing," the report says, adding that the department is searching for them.

Other documents are missing as well, including monthly reports documenting expenses, the audit says.

"From July 2004 through December 2007, DoD should have provided 42 monthly reports. However, it can locate only the first four reports."

A letter accompanying the report is signed by Stuart Bowen, the inspector general. The audit was overseen by Glenn Furbish, assistant inspector general for audits.

In a response letter also contained in the report, Defense Under Secretary Mark Easton acknowledges "a records management issue."

The audit says it believes records management is to blame, and "has been an ongoing problem for DoD in Iraq. By all accounts, DoD established good internal processes and controls to account for and report on" the funds it was given after the Coalition Provisional Authority dissolved.

Where the records did exist, they matched other records and contained "good financial documentation supporting individual payments." Also, there is "sufficient evidence" that required monthly reports were sent to the government of Iraq, even though they can't be found, the audit said.

The audit deals with a time when Iraq's government was undergoing a transition. The Coalition Provisional Authority ran the country for 14 months from 2003 to 2004. During that time, the authority awarded numerous contracts. When it dissolved in 2004, the Iraqi government gave the U.S. Defense Department access to the $3 billion to pay bills for contracts the provisional authority had awarded.

The Defense Department letter from Easton - the department's deputy chief financial officer - thanks the inspector general's office for "the collaborative effort and professional courtesy" in a series of audits.

Separately, the inspector general's office sent a letter Sunday to the U.S. ambassador to Iraq complaining that the U.S. government is not providing Iraq with a complete list of reconstruction projects.

The U.S. criteria for selecting which projects to report to Iraq - which include only those valued at $250,000 or more - is a central part of the problem, the letter says.

The U.S. Embassy says the system is designed to help Iraq "focus its limited resources on sustainment of infrastructure and other large capital projects done through U.S. reconstruction efforts," the report notes.

The inspector general's office argues that the limited list - which is also "hampered by unreliable data and other data entry problems" - does not allow Iraq to decide where to focus its resources, and notes that the country might consider some smaller projects more important than those that are reported.

"Without more comprehensive knowledge about reconstruction projects the (Iraqi government) will not be in a position to maximize the use of its resources," the report says.

Billions of dollars in spending are not reported to Iraq under the current system, the report says.

In a response letter, Peter Bodde, assistant chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, says that while the current system is incomplete, "it does capture the vast majority of reconstruction projects and there is no other alternative that captures more."

He also notes that the Iraq reconstruction effort "is now in its very last stages, and all remaining capital projects will be reported through the asset transfer process."

The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction was created in 2004 to continue oversight of Iraq reconstruction programs.

Post by:
Filed under: Iraq • Military
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. visit

    Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they just don't know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    https://austins03.weebly.com/home/the-importance-of-art-in-our-life

    June 9, 2021 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  2. where to buy aralen

    is hydroxychloroquine the same as quinine nivaquine hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200

    June 7, 2021 at 1:07 am | Reply
  3. tadalafil side effects

    vidalista 10 where to get tadalafil liquid tadalafil citrate

    June 6, 2021 at 7:28 am | Reply
  4. tadalafil vs vardenafil

    tadalafil daily online tadalafil medication tadalafil troche

    June 6, 2021 at 3:12 am | Reply
  5. buy cialis usa

    taldenafil cialis 20mg cost tadalafil generic

    June 4, 2021 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  6. plaquenil drug

    chlooquine chloroquine 20 choloriquine

    June 4, 2021 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  7. tadalafil 40

    tadalafil https://tadalisxs.com/ tadalafil 20mg side effects

    May 28, 2021 at 6:50 am | Reply
  8. CleplePewCred

    tadalafil cialis lowest price cialis what is tadalafil tadalafil side effects https://cttadalafil.com/ – where to buy generic cialis online safely

    May 27, 2021 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  9. keespamebpaxy

    https://tadalafilww.com/ tadalafil liquid tadalafil order online no prescription lowest price cialis where to buy tadalafil on line

    May 27, 2021 at 4:26 am | Reply
  10. Greryclilteta

    buy cialis pills https://cttadalafil.com/ – side effects for tadalafil tadalafil blood pressure buy tadalafil prescription tadalafil online

    May 27, 2021 at 4:26 am | Reply
  11. apposyattance

    where to buy cialis without prescription cialis without prescription buy cialis where to get tadalafil https://apcalisetadalafil.com/ – tadalafil price walmart

    May 27, 2021 at 1:06 am | Reply
  12. spearfDrore

    generic cialis online fast shipping https://tadalafilww.com/ – tadalafil cost in canada prescription tadalafil online generic cialis online fast shipping https://tadacipetadalafil.com/

    May 26, 2021 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  13. apposyattance

    cialis tadalafil best price usa tadalafil where to order tadalafil tablets https://tadalafilww.com/

    May 26, 2021 at 6:14 am | Reply
  14. Greryclilteta

    cialis at canadian pharmacy https://tadagatadalafil.com/ – tadalafil drug tadalafil drug buy cialis https://tadacipetadalafil.com/

    May 26, 2021 at 5:51 am | Reply
  15. avana

    buy avana online avanafil dosage

    May 26, 2021 at 12:27 am | Reply
  16. CleplePewCred

    https://tadalafilol.com/ generic tadalafil from uk https://apcalisetadalafil.com/ – tadalafil drug tadalafil dosage

    May 25, 2021 at 9:16 pm | Reply
  17. Greryclilteta

    where to buy generic cialis online safely https://tadagatadalafil.com/ – tadalafil generic prescription tadalafil online where to order tadalafil tablets https://tadagatadalafil.com/

    May 25, 2021 at 3:34 am | Reply
  18. apposyattance

    tadalafil generic https://tadalafilww.com/ – tadalafil liquid cheap generic cialis for sale tadalafil tadalafil dosage

    May 25, 2021 at 1:24 am | Reply
  19. brimonidine

    combigan generic prices combigan eye drops 2%

    May 24, 2021 at 9:16 pm | Reply
  20. spearfDrore

    https://apcalisetadalafil.com/ cialis without prescription https://tadacipetadalafil.com/ – where to buy tadalafil on line tadalafil

    May 24, 2021 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  21. apposyattance

    tadalafil generic https://tadalafilol.com/ – buy cialis canada generic tadalafil cialis at canadian pharmacy best price usa tadalafil

    May 24, 2021 at 2:14 am | Reply
  22. Greryclilteta

    tadalafil cost in canada https://tadalafilol.com/ where to buy generic cialis online safely tadalafil liquid tadalafil liquid

    May 23, 2021 at 11:28 pm | Reply
  23. CleplePewCred

    https://tadacipetadalafil.com/ tadalafil cost in canada what is tadalafil lowest price cialis what is tadalafil

    May 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  24. cyclomune

    Cyclomune eye drops 0.05% buy cyclosporine

    May 23, 2021 at 4:43 am | Reply
  25. chloroquineorigin

    buy chloroquine phosphate https://chloroquineorigin.com/ – cloroquina chloroquine phosphate tablets generic chloroquine phosphate https://chloroquineorigin.com/

    May 20, 2021 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  26. stornobrzinol

    I really like meeting useful info, this post has got me even more info! .

    http://www.stornobrzinol.com/

    May 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  27. brimonidine

    brimonidine generic brimonidine tartrate

    May 15, 2021 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  28. dapoxetine

    dapoxetine tablets price buy priligy

    May 4, 2021 at 11:26 am | Reply
  29. buy chloroquine phosphate tablets

    chloroquinone https://chloroquineorigin.com/ cloroquina 250 mg

    May 3, 2021 at 4:27 am | Reply
  30. organic viagra in canada

    getting viagra from canada with no prescription https://canadaviagrastore.com/ ordering viagra from canada

    May 2, 2021 at 12:20 am | Reply
  31. canadian generic pills

    canadian pills online https://canadapillstorex.com/ canadian pills pharmacy

    April 30, 2021 at 8:54 am | Reply
  32. cialis through canadian pharmacies

    canadian pharmacy for cialis https://canadacialisstore.com/ canadian pharmacy generic cialis

    April 29, 2021 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  33. Sports

    Unquestionably believe that which youu stated.
    Your favorite reason seemed to be oon the net the easiest
    thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly don't know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also
    defined out the whgole thing without having side effect ,
    people can take a signal. Will likely be back too get more.
    Thanks

    April 26, 2021 at 7:09 am | Reply
  34. buy viagra from canada

    is it safe to get viagra from canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ viagra from canada

    April 22, 2021 at 9:14 am | Reply
  35. canadian customs pills vitamins

    canadian pills pharmacy https://canadapillstorex.com/ canadian pills online

    April 21, 2021 at 6:50 am | Reply
  36. tadalafil gel

    tadalis sx https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil generic

    April 18, 2021 at 11:56 am | Reply
  37. why vardenafil dosage over 65

    warnings for vardenafil maximum dose https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil nortwest pharmacy

    April 18, 2021 at 6:27 am | Reply
  38. cialis at canadian pharmacy

    how safe and reliable are canadian cialis https://canadacialisstore.com/ canadian pharmacy tadalafil viagara cialis

    April 17, 2021 at 8:48 am | Reply
  39. alprostadil cream for sale

    does topical https://alprostadildrugs.com/ parkinson and alprostadil

    April 16, 2021 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  40. online erectile dysfunction prescription

    erectile amazon https://canadaerectiledysfunctionpills.com/ erectile supplements

    April 15, 2021 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  41. best sildenafil coupon

    sildenafil citrate online pharmacy https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ purchase sildenafil citrate

    April 14, 2021 at 6:05 am | Reply
  42. zithromax z pak

    zytromax https://zithromaxes.com/ does zithromax treat uti

    April 12, 2021 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  43. Maryanna Toher

    Wow, marvelous blog structure! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you make running a blog glance easy. The overall look of your web site is great, let alone the content! Here is how to earn FREE Bitcoin https://medium.com/@InfoStar/how-to-earn-free-bitcoin-in-2020-960acfc34fec

    https://medium.com/@InfoStar/how-to-earn-free-bitcoin-in-2020-960acfc34fec

    April 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  44. tadalafil pills 20mg

    generic tadalafil 40 mg https://elitadalafill.com/ buy tadalafil us

    April 6, 2021 at 7:59 am | Reply
  45. sildenafil 20 mg tablet cost

    buy online sildenafil citrate https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ sildenafil otc

    April 6, 2021 at 12:11 am | Reply
  46. parkinson and alprostadil

    alprostadil for sale online https://alprostadildrugs.com/ transurethral alprostadil

    April 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  47. Charlena Vaclavik

    you are really a excellent webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible. It sort of feels that you are doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you've done a wonderful job on this topic!

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    March 6, 2021 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  48. Colton Ganja

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    March 4, 2021 at 10:06 am | Reply
  49. ClarkClurn

    5joko mvdwj vr0l

    March 2, 2021 at 12:30 am | Reply
  50. SocialMedia Services2021

    Best Marketing Services – Cheapest on Market. SMM Supreme is the Top 5 Best Social Media Website in the World. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714,928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes for $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers for $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Bitcoin Deposit – Fast order processing – 1 Hour Delivery Our Website: https://smmsupreme.com/services

    https://bit.ly/3iVO2Vh

    February 19, 2021 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  51. Best-Social-Media-Services and-Traffic-2021

    High DA PA 50+ Do follow Forum Backlinks: https://www.seoclerk.com/Link-Building/836800/High-DA-PA-50-Do-follow-Forum-Backlinks

    https://www.seoclerk.com/Traffic/840816/1500-USA-Visitors-Daily-For-30-Days-From-Niche-Targeted-Organic-Traffic-From-Google

    February 16, 2021 at 9:11 am | Reply
  52. vreyro linomit

    Regards for helping out, wonderful information. "Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained." by William Blake.

    http://www.vreyrolinomit.com/

    February 15, 2021 at 5:36 am | Reply
  53. https://europa-road.eu/hu/gepszallitas.php

    Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

    https://europa-road.eu/hu/gepszallitas.php

    February 9, 2021 at 4:19 am | Reply
  54. Private detective spain

    Have you ever considered about including a little
    bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and
    all. Nevertheless think of if you added some great images or videos to give
    your posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this blog could definitely be
    one of the very best in its field. Good blog!

    February 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  55. Deadra Camacho

    Earn $500 a Day With Our Passive Income System

    https://rocketr.net/buy/912714b11b07

    February 6, 2021 at 9:54 am | Reply
  56. xemkqxs.com

    Great blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol|

    https://xemkqxs.com

    February 6, 2021 at 5:49 am | Reply
  57. Berna Vasta

    Get Our Passive Income System – Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Setup your Paypal account. Step 3: Run our Unlimited Traffic System from 850 sources of traffic (Approximately 35000 views a day guaranteed). Then just wait and earn your income 100 on autopilot.

    https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/zmxs2/0

    February 5, 2021 at 8:27 am | Reply
  58. zortilonrel

    I like this internet site because so much utile stuff on here : D.

    http://www.zortilonrel.com/

    January 30, 2021 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  59. DFYPofitz Review

    Earn 500 a Day With Our Passive Income System Doing These 3 Steps – Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Setup your Paypal account. Step 3: Run our Unlimited Traffic System from our Free 850 sources of traffic (Approximately 35000 views a day guaranteed). Then in few hours you will start receiving payments without do nothing! More info: https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/gp8vk/0

    https://bitly.com/2qChAkX

    January 30, 2021 at 6:53 am | Reply
  60. 안전카지노

    This is something New !

    https://tripleshottuesday.com/

    January 30, 2021 at 4:49 am | Reply
  61. Ronna Mokler

    I've been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    January 28, 2021 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  62. Major Shehab

    Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

    https://bit.ly/3iOPatX

    January 28, 2021 at 12:17 am | Reply
  63. Read Full Article electrical repair

    After study a number of of the blog posts on your web site now, and I truly like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site record and will likely be checking again soon. Pls check out my site as nicely and let me know what you think.

    http://marioabsyd.designi1.com/20411146/the-no-1-question-everyone-working-in-electric-company-should-know-how-to-answer

    January 19, 2021 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  64. plumbing services our website

    Hi there, I found your website via Google while searching for a related topic, your website came up, it seems great. I've bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    http://business.poteaudailynews.com/poteaudailynews/markets/news/read/40738331/

    January 1, 2021 at 5:59 am | Reply
  65. bitcoin to paypal

    Transfer from bitcoin to paypal very fast and low cost.

    https://exchanger24.org/xchange_btc_to_ppusd/

    December 15, 2020 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  66. detectives privados fuengirola

    detectives en mijas

    https://www.argadetectives.com/fuenlabrada.html

    December 10, 2020 at 11:33 am | Reply
  67. hop over to this web-site san diego electrician

    This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    https://BobJohnsonblog398.com/

    December 3, 2020 at 8:07 am | Reply
  68. blog here 24 hr electrician

    Does your site have a contact page? I'm having trouble locating it but, I'd like to shoot you an e-mail. I've got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    https://BobJohnsonblog398.com/

    December 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  69. Antonietta Moelter

    El Servicio técnico de reparación de lavavajillas Ariston ofrece a sus clientes rapidez y toda la garantía de una gran marca. El Servicio técnico de reparación de secadoras Ariston ofrece a sus clientes rapidez y toda la garantía de una gran marca. SAT España Servicio Técnico Oficial, S.L. es un servicio técnico oficial regulado por la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, pero no es el servicio técnico oficial de la marca Ariston. Le ofrecemos calidad al mejor precio, trabajos garantizados, asistencia rapida, atencion permanente las 24 horas del dia, instaladores autorizados.

    https://celadonvn.com/forum/profile.php?section=personality&id=230959

    November 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  70. published here electrician san diego

    I discovered your weblog website on google and verify a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the excellent operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. In search of ahead to studying more from you later on!…

    https://cse.google.jo/url?q=https://followus.com/rapidelectric

    November 29, 2020 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  71. best plumbing Your Domain Name

    Hey! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    http://maps.google.sh/url?q=https://santiagodreaming.blogspot.com/2014/03/its-world-plumbing-day.html

    November 28, 2020 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  72. visit site electrical contractors san diego

    Hello there, simply changed into alert to your weblog via Google, and located that it's truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of other people will likely be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    http://google.com.pr/url?q=https://goo.gl/maps/AioN3ZGik36xSLob12

    November 28, 2020 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  73. this page electrical contractors san diego

    Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I've really loved browsing your weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

    http://images.google.com.qa/url?q=https://soundcloud.com/rapidelectric

    November 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  74. Plumbing Services San Diego right here

    I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Fantastic work!

    http://cse.google.bj/url?q=https://goo.gl/maps/HZ1itSMvpgERsXA77

    November 27, 2020 at 10:59 am | Reply
  75. vaughn nebeker

    It was a us dod contract,to reset the reactor led at bataar nuclear reacter. there for it us dod place to ome up with the money. it a $2.0 billion for goods & service's. so now odit the oditer for pulling fraud.
    that's the incopadince of the vetrean case ecxsamiter. for assuming the case not asking wat is.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  76. vaughn nebeker

    the $2.0 billion doller account a fail salf account. Gorge bush never got the device. there for he could not sell in to iran.
    it's became a over flow account. $200.000,000.00 in intreast.

    August 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
    • vaughnnebeker2@gmail.com

      The $220.0 BILLION was in silver Thaþ Vaughn Nebeker put up to the us securtary òf defance Casper Wineburger
      as colatrel so Charnobyl to gò out. The bet was $220.0 Billion down at a trillion to one odds at a Dubble or nothing
      that Charnobyl to go out. Charanobyl did go out. Vaughn Nebeker had won the bet. running at 20% set buy the
      secutary of uus defance casper winebuger.

      September 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  77. cctv surabaya

    When I visit a blog, chances are that I see that the construction is poor and the writing bad. On the contrary, I could honestly say that you writing is decent and your website solid. cctv camera di surabaya

    June 15, 2012 at 4:28 am | Reply
  78. whole house water softener

    Great publish, very informative. I'm wondering why the opposite specialists of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing. I'm sure, you have a huge readers' base already!|What's Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I've discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Good job.

    April 6, 2012 at 8:07 am | Reply
  79. Banking and financeBanking and finance degree,Banking and finance salary,Careers in banking and finance,Investment banking finance,Banking finance major,Banking accounting,Banking financial news,hsbc finance

    This is really fascinating, You are an overly professional blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look ahead to in search of extra of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks

    March 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  80. Cicero

    Deliberately orchestrated by the Marxist run government. We need to have treason trials and use those built FEMA detention centers to hold the thousands of traitors running this country

    February 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  81. rebiii

    The only reason this is even a story is that the Iraq government gave us the money, and wanted it accounted for.

    Where is the accounting for the several trillion dollars that we spent on this war?

    How about the hundreds of millions of dollars that we throw at the N.S.A., F.B.I., and other spies in our country?

    Anybody have a look at the books? Didn't think so.

    Meanwhile, the above agencies have teams of dupes that follow around private citizens who exercise their right to free speech against the war. I don't fault them. I honestly don't. They are brainwashed, and I don't use that term in a perjorative sense. They honestly don't have the slightest idea what they are doing. They have constructed a sort of parallel universe that exists only in their minds, where it makes sense to them that it is healthy and patriotic to harass dissidents, no matter how harmless, and overlook this kind of corruption.

    February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  82. Lili

    Billions spent in tax dollars and nothing accomplished but American rights being stripped for our "safety".

    I want my tax dollars spent on this charade refunded immediately. The government oversees the IRS-it needs to reimburse the citizens.

    If I pay money to have something fixed and it isn't-I should get a refund.

    January 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  83. Iranacockuptheirass

    Well DUH!...how else do you think we can afford Heroin...May the back packs of 7000 loaded camels of heroin slip and fall in your anals

    January 31, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
  84. TessaC

    That's nothing! What about Donald Rumsfeld announcement on Sept 10, 2001, "We seem to be missing $2.4 TRILLION of the Pentagon Budget." ALSO, a WTC Tower 4 & 5, custodial workers witnessed gold bars being loaded onto Brinks trucks just hours before the plane hit the North Tower. Most of the gold was suppose to be paid back to China – a 60 years old contract made to secure Chinese gold/wealth from Japanese mauraders/invaders was sent to the US(on ships) in exchange for treasury bonds. The Chinese could not cash in those notes until Sept 12, 2001. (Use 'Startpage' search engine for further reseach)

    January 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  85. viper51

    they can't keep track of the money they have here so you think this is news

    January 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  86. jjj

    I'm not suprised anymore, the gov has been disappointing the people for far too long and it's hard to earn back the trust and respect that was lost especially when these kind of situations continue!

    January 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  87. m

    http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en78/special/sniper-a-data-mining-methodology-for-fiscal-fraud-detection

    find your $2 billion

    January 30, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
  88. Van the man

    And this is suprising? At one point they were just giving away duffle bags full of cash to compensate victims families, appease local mullah/ war lords and to buy off loyalties among various groups! I am suprised it is only 3 billion to be honest! They actually found a missing container once stuffed with cah, no one had a clue about! Ask Mr. Paul Bremer about the rest if you can find him these days?

    January 30, 2012 at 9:10 am | Reply
  89. xxxevilgrinxxx

    Reblogged this on Question Everything.

    January 30, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply
  90. kenneth tillbrook

    remeber this is the war american was lied into,when does the trails for TREASON start?

    January 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • The Right Guy

      First off, who even cares about our government anyway, they would rather give a teen family with 2 kids a house that they will never have to pay back compared to a 50 year old woman with terminal cancer has to work their ass off just for medical benefits because our countries SSI program is a freakin joke, thats real freaking news. We shouldnt be over there in the first place, just because Bush's daddy cant win a fight in his time, so we send our boys to suffer. Thie country is in need of a massive reconstruction, vote for me to be prez and ill show you all real change.

      January 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
      • jwill

        You are insane.

        February 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • chizzlin sam

      bush, cheney, runsfeld, powell, rice should be detained and sent to guantanamo until the trial starts....

      January 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
      • mm

        Amen!

        January 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  91. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/pulverized-to-near-power/

    January 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  92. ram

    ..and this country wants to control the world, when they cannot do Accounting 101.

    January 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  93. WW Thurber

    Just one more reason to reign in the DOD budget!

    January 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  94. Chickenhawks are Scum

    Well, well, well........looks as if Iraq wasn't the only country to be plundered by criminal ineptitude and greed. What a surprise.

    January 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply

Leave a Reply to brimonidine


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.