"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.
.. $1.5 Billion
+ $2.4 Billion
+ $1.6 Billion
= $5.5 BILLION DOLLARS of
TAXPAYERS' Money CASH!
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.