Sunday, February 11, 2007

363 tons of cash in $100 bills

Ineptitude or malice?
Fucking madness!
You decide:

"Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone? But that's exactly what our government did," the California Democrat said during a hearing reviewing possible waste, fraud and abuse of funds in Iraq.

On December 12, 2003, $1.5 billion was shipped to Iraq, initially "the largest pay out of U.S. currency in Fed history," according to an e-mail cited by committee members.

It was followed by more than $2.4 billion on June 22, 2004, and $1.6 billion three days later. The CPA turned over sovereignty on June 28.

.. $1.5 Billion
+ $2.4 Billion
+ $1.6 Billion
i think it was illinois senator everett dirksen who said,
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

if we had just contacted a decent real estate agent, we could have bought the whole country outright for that kind of money.
we could have bought their army, for sure.
We could have bought out Saddam himself for a LOT less.

AND SAVED MORE THAN 3,100 u.s. service folks' lives!!

not to mention a 100 or so thousand iraqis.


  1. Nobody knows where the money went so it is possible that some of it has fallen into the hands of insurgents who are now using it to arm themselves.

    Can Bush get any more inept?

  2. we Are arming their "army".
    that's the insurgents' day jobs.

    Can Bush get any more inept?

    we don't want to find the answer is a mushroom cloud.

    or iran.

    or Both.