By Bruce Falconer
Friday 02 May 2008
Theft, hookers, melting down Iraqi gold to make cowboy spurs - all in a day's work for private military contractors in Iraq?
Allegations of widespread mismanagement and corruption among private contractors in Iraq are nothing new; if anything, tales of cronyism, over-billing, and embezzlement have become so frequent that our national tolerance for them seems only to have increased as the Iraq War has drawn on. Even so, the testimony earlier this week of three whistleblowers before the Senate's Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) stands out for the sheer outrageousness of their accusations - namely that U.S. private contractors looted Iraqi palaces and ministries, stole military equipment, fenced supplies destined for U.S. troops, and even operated a prostitution ring that may have contributed to the death of fellow con
In: Iraq, Middle East
Tags: Bush, Cheney, Fraud, Contractors, Iraq, Lies, Tax Payers, Corruption, Republicans, Crooks, Military, Soldiers, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Wars, Death, PTSD, Republicans
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