Saturday, January 22

Well, lookit this.

Apparently $300 million of your hard-earned dollars has just up & walked out of Iraq, without leaving a trace. This is my favorite part:
The $300 million deal appears to have been arranged outside the American-designed financial controls intended to help Iraq - which defaulted on its external debt in the 1990's - legally import goods. By most accounts here, there was no public bidding for the arms contracts, nor was the deal approved by the entire 33-member Iraqi cabinet.
Ya know, we're not the greatest choice to set up a functioning government, and it is hubris to think otherwise.

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