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Inspector general report: U.S. cannot account for $1.7 billion spent in Iraq

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 15:07 EST

After invading Iraq ten years ago, the United States spent $60 billion on a vast reconstruction effort that left behind few successes and a litany of failures, an auditor’s report said Wednesday.

The ambitious plan to transform the country after the fall of Saddam Hussein has been marked by half-finished projects and crushed expectations, according to the final report of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen.

The aid effort was plagued by in-fighting among US agencies and an improvised “adhocracy” approach, with no one clearly in charge of a massive investment that was supposed to put Iraq on a stable footing, said the report to Congress.

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A drop in the ocean

compered to Donald Rumsfeld's announcement on 9/10/2001 that the Pentagon could not account for 2.3 trillion dollars.
Gee I wonder where that money went?... George H, Dick, Donald? Anyone?