The case of the missing Iraq billions

The case of the missing Iraq billions

Extraordinarily, the Pentagon has no idea what happened to $6.6 billion in Iraq reconstruction money. Where could they have put it?

The Los Angeles Times reports: "Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time."

Now, the Pentagon can't account for what happened to $6.6 billion of that money. It's finally dawned on those geniuses in the US defence department that it might have been stolen.

What can $6.6 billion buy? It's how much aid money the US provided Jordan. It's also Zimbabwe's GDP.

If that's how much they're admitting is missing, how much more of that money was pinched? And by who?


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