$9,100,000,000 in Iraqi oil money...and $8,700,000,000 is unaccounted for.
As a conservative, I've always believed that the military management is a proper role for government. If our military can't manage a few billion, how is our civilian government going to manage 1/6 of our entire economy without lousing it all up? They won't. They can't.
The audit found that shoddy record keeping by the Defense Department left the Pentagon unable to fully account for $8.7 billion it withdrew between 2004 and 2007 from a special fund set up by the U.N. Security Council. Of that amount, Pentagon "could not provide documentation to substantiate how it spent $2.6 billion."If this doesn't smash the media narrative of "government professionalism," America is truly beyond hope.