Monday, March 28, 2005

Iraq Corruption

Whistleblowers claim Iraq War contractor Custer-Battles double-billed Uncle Sam for salaries and repainted captured forklifts so they could lease them back to the US government. But the Bush administration has declined to jump into a federal lawsuit to get your money back.

It comes to $50 million.

And that may be just the tip of the iceberg. Reports on spending in Iraq show plenty of reports of corruption. The amount could easily outstrip the amount involved in the oil-for-food scandal. (Newsweek via MSNBC)

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