Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: BBC's Premier '<i>Panorama</i>' Programme Exposes US War Profiteering In Iraq ...

10 June 2008

BBC's Premier 'Panorama' Programme Exposes US War Profiteering In Iraq ...


Not in a million years.

No way.

We do not hate to have to say that, straight from the outset, we've serially and seriously persisted on saying shouting the same.

That is, that the so called Iraq 'War' is, quite clearly, the greatest criminal heist in history. Really. You can put cash money on it. Trust us.

And now, it seems that US (Democratic Party) politician Henry Waxman who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is saying the same thing, though obviously using his own choice of words -- instead of pinching our personal, precise pronouncements on said subject:

"The money that's gone into waste, fraud and abuse under these contracts is just so outrageous, its egregious.

"It may well turn out to be the largest war profiteering in history."
The two quotes above are clipped from today's following report by the BBC.

BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions

By Jane Corbin - BBC News

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.

A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.

The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.

War profiteering

While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.

To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq.
Read the rest of this extremely alarming, revealing report.

(Cross posted at 'appletree')

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hang 'em high!

3:43 am  

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