Obama wasted $200 million on a program to train Iraqi police

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    $200M wasted on Iraqi police training program, US audit says | Fox News


    U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.

    The Police Development Program-- which was drawn up to be the single largest State Department program in the world -- was envisioned as a five-year, multibillion-dollar push to train security forces after the U.S. military left last December. But Iraqi political leaders, anxious to keep their distance from the Americans, were unenthusiastic.

    A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, to be released Monday, found that the American Embassy in Baghdad never got a written commitment from Iraq to participate. Now, facing what the report called Baghdad's "disinterest" in the project, the embassy is gutting what was supposed to be the centerpiece of ongoing U.S. training efforts in Iraq.

    Remember this kind of horse shit around election time .....
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    Of course, any money you spend on a country like Iraq to train police or Military will go down the toilet.
     
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    His policies are like spitting in the wind. He didn't even ask Iraq if the were interested in the program! $200 Million of our money down the toilet! :mad:
     
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    The Iraqis will take the cash whether they were interested or not.
     
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    Not much different then the Bush admins Fuck up... They were to train the afganny police how to shoot, after months of failure with not being able to hit the targets, It was discovered the private contractor didnt teach them how to zero in the weapons.
     
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    But we could have done some preliminary work to see if there was an effort of theirs inplace to forward the program...
     
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    Iraq is an oil rich country they should be training their own police, thats my take on it.
     
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    And they should have paid US for our help!
     
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    That would be nice.
     

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