It seems like if I were really concerned about spending deficit in the United States I'd be really worried about how much we wasted in Iraq.
Will we be hearing from the teabaggers soon about this?
I suspect they will remain as quiet over this as they did for 8 yrs while Bush the Chimp racked up the biggest deficit in history or back in the 80s when Reaga nad Bush the Elder did the same.
By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer Kim Gamel, Associated Press Writer
KHAN BANI SAAD, IraqAs the U.S. draws down in Iraq, it is leaving behind hundreds of abandoned or incomplete projects. More than $5 billion in American taxpayer funds has been wasted — more than 10 percent of the some $50 billion the U.S. has spent on reconstruction in Iraq, according to audits from a U.S. watchdog agency.
That amount is likely an underestimate, based on an analysis of more than 300 reports by auditors with the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. And it does not take into account security costs, which have run almost 17 percent for some projects.