Army to Probe $3 Billion of Contracts in Iraq
By Richard Lardner
Associated Press Thursday, August 30, 2007; Page D08
The Army will examine as many as 18,000 contracts awarded over the past four years to support U.S. forces in Iraq to determine how many are tainted by waste, fraud and abuse, service officials said yesterday.
Overall, the contracts are worth close to $3 billion and represent every transaction from 2003 to 2007 by a contracting office in Kuwait, which the Army has identified as a significant trouble spot.
Now all we have to do is find out what happened to the other $700 billion.
On the other hand, this is the same Pentagon that Donald Rumsfeld told us (on September 10, 2001) simply couldn't find $2 trillion in funding delivered to the five-sided building but unaccounted for.