Christmas In Obamaland

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    It's Christmas in Obama-Land - David Freddoso - The Corner on National Review Online

    Going to be a hell of a day after...
     
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    :lol: You really are the tool everyone says you are.
     
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    I am going to enjoy the next four years.

    No more wasting our resources on the bogus "war on terror."

    What happened to that by the way?

    How come no one talks about it anymore?
     
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    obama changed the name to "the war in afghanistan"

    enjoy
     
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    Just think of all those waitresses in Washington DC that won't get a tip.
     
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    Is there a point to discussing the War on Terror since Democrats are in charge?
     
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    and might not be sandwiched between Kennedy and Dodd, thanks to ill health and investigations...
     
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    The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.
    The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee.

    In the year after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 nearly 281 million notes, weighing 363 tonnes, were sent from New York to Baghdad for disbursement to Iraqi ministries and US contractors. Using C-130 planes, the deliveries took place once or twice a month with the biggest of $2,401,600,000 on June 22 2004, six days before the handover.

    Details of the shipments have emerged in a memorandum prepared for the meeting of the House committee on oversight and government reform which is examining Iraqi reconstruction. Its chairman, Henry Waxman, a fierce critic of the war, said the way the cash had been handled was mind-boggling. "The numbers are so large that it doesn't seem possible that they're true. Who in their right mind would send 363 tonnes of cash into a war zone?"

    The memorandum details the casual manner in which the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority disbursed the money, which came from Iraqi oil sales, surplus funds from the UN oil-for-food programme and seized Iraqi assets.

    "One CPA official described an environment awash in $100 bills," the memorandum says. "One contractor received a $2m payment in a duffel bag stuffed with shrink-wrapped bundles of currency. Auditors discovered that the key to a vault was kept in an unsecured backpack.

    "They also found that $774,300 in cash had been stolen from one division's vault. Cash payments were made from the back of a pickup truck, and cash was stored in unguarded sacks in Iraqi ministry offices. One official was given $6.75m in cash, and was ordered to spend it in one week before the interim Iraqi government took control of Iraqi funds."

    How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish | World news | The Guardian
     
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    Yeah.....let's not forget the 35 pallets of money that just disappeared.

    Hey Chrissy Boy.......ya gonna be as stupid on this thread too?
     

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