This is one Christmas gift U.S. taxpayers don’t need.
Construction of a $30 million dining facility at a U.S. base in Iraq is scheduled to be completed Dec. 25. But the decision to build it was based on bad planning and botched paperwork. The project is too far along to stop, making the mess hall a future monument to the waste and inefficiency plaguing the war effort, according to an independent panel investigating contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In its first report to Congress, the Wartime Contracting Commission presents a bleak assessment of how tens of billions of dollars have been spent since 2001. The 111-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, documents poor management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as recurring themes in wartime contracting.
The report is scheduled to be made public Wednesday at a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform’s national security subcommittee. FULL STORY.
This is what Ron Paul was talking about when he campaigned for the Republican Primaries. He was laughed at, ridiculed, and marginalized. Many people admit the only reason they did not vote for Paul is his position on foreign policy. Is it necessary for the military to occupy so many countries around the world with expensive lavish facilities such as this report is talking about?
Yet here at home we are closing military facilities and turning them into Prison Work Camps. Who's kidding who here!
If we are so afraid of terrorists then why don't we stop handing out visas to people in those countries we are afraid of. Why don't we have OUR MILITARY at home protecting OUR borders?
Anyone who gives me this excuse that we need to support this bloated Military budget better ask if they are getting their moneys worth. What Congress borrows today is DEBT that is going to cost our children and grandchildren. Is it worth it to borrow from the Federal Reserve Private Bank today!
The only people who profit from any war is the BANKERS.