New Information Emerges About Missing Iraq Billions
College student Alex Koppelman, writing for the Daily Pennsylvanian does some digging and reports:
In November of 2003, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan explained the administration's decision to fight against monetary compensation for these soldiers, tortured while serving the United States, saying, "These resources are required for the urgent national security needs of rebuilding Iraq."
But, I have learned over the course of the past week, billions more dollars might be available had the Bush administration not decided to essentially legalize fraud during the rebuilding of Iraq. Through executive orders signed by President Bush, as well as orders released by the Coalition Provisional Authority, the U.S.-led former government of Iraq and decisions by the Department of Justice, it has become all but impossible for contractors who did not fulfill their contracts or even committed outright fraud during the rebuilding of Iraq to be held accountable. This story has yet to be fully reported by any other news outlet.
Great job, Alex.
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