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Bush-era Afghan spending {?}


By jimstaro - Posted on 28 October 2010

U.S. can't untangle billions in Bush-era Afghan spending

October 27, 2010 - The U.S. government knows it's awarded nearly $18 billion in contracts for rebuilding Afghanistan over the last three years, but it can't account for spending before 2007.

Thousands of firms received wartime contracts, but the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction found it too difficult to untangle how billions of additional dollars had been spent because of the U.S. agencies' poor recordkeeping.

"Navigating the confusing labyrinth of government contracting is difficult, at best," the inspector general says in a report that was released Wednesday.

The finding raises doubts about whether the U.S. government ever will determine whether taxpayers' money was spent wisely in Afghanistan.

"Data got better from 2007 on," said Susan Phalen, a spokeswoman with SIGAR, "but it remains to be seen whether we'll ever know how much U.S. agencies spent overall." {read rest}

This was when the repub congress controlled and were rubber stamping the spending of our monies, on the credit card, and doing absolutely Nothing as to the jobs they were hired for, Oversite,Investigations, Hearings and more!! Just think how little we know about other monies besides the Wars and even more related to these Wars of Choice!!

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