by Damozel | Those wacky government contractors. Will we ever tire of of their sportive tricks?
I'll never understand why Republicans --- who worry obsessively about taxes --- aren't apoplectic over the amounts of tax dollars being flushed down the latrine in Iraq.
For example: During the first two years of the Iraq war, a certain army official, Charles M. Smith, was in charge of overseeing a 'multibillion dollar contract' in Iraq. After army auditors determined that KBR didn't have credible records to justify more than $1 billion in spending he refused to pay them.(NYT) Specifically, the auditors said that the claims were 'noncredible.' (After all, you wouldn't want the government to pay out the tax dollars formerly known as 'yours' and 'mine' without verifying that the recipients delivered the goods, would you?) But $1 billion in insufficiently documented costs? That's a whole lot of missing invoices.