A 6 billion dollar heist? Why the **** would we send it in cash instead of a secure wire transfer?
Mon Jun 13, 1:40 pm ET|
More than $6 billion in Iraq reconstruction funds lost
By Liz Goodwin
The Iraqi and U.S. governments have been unable to account for a substantial chunk of the billions of dollars in reconstruction aid the Bush administration literally airlifted into the country. If the cash proves to have been stolen, the heist could represent "the largest theft of funds in national history," according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The Times' description of how the billions of dollars entered the country is a must-read:
Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules carg