By Senior National Security Producer Charley Keyes The mystery of $6 billion that seemed to go missing in the early days of the Iraq war has been resolved, according to a new report. New evidence shows most of that money, $6.6 billion, did not go astray in that chaotic period, but ended up where it was supposed to be, under the control of the Iraqi government, according to a report from the office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction or SIGIR.
The official accounting had used more bland language. "SIGIR concluded that weaknesses in DoD's financial and management controls left it unable to properly account for and articulate the disposition of remaining DFI (Development Fund for Iraq) funds," a 2010 report said.
So the army couldn't find the money?...is that really a big surprise? I think you would be surprised at what gets lost in times of war. According to my buddy they used ridiculous amounts of resources to pick up destroyed trucks and equipment...just to account for it. While other things went missing, were later located, and then not returned. Go figure, it's the military, is anyone surprised?
Sounds like the Army kept a small slush fund from the 6.6 billion (217 million-ish) to pay for "stuff". I hope the buggers aren't bitching. We spent a ton of money to free those people and nation build. It would be like me complaining that a random person on the street that promised me 20$, never gave it to me.