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C-130 Hercules haul cash to Iraq...$6.6 billion missing

Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time. ( More...

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andy streit 0
Only the US government could have done this.

Whats wrong with a check or Western Union?
brian finney 0
Let's just take 6.6 billion of their oil and call it even.
j brown 0
Money we borrowed from China
Bogush 0
lets buy some WMD from them, I'm sure GW can make a deal......
That si U.S. Military airlift for you, that shipment will proably appear in the Middway Islands before they realize the mess up, then take another 6 months to get it in the area, and 1 more month to get it there

Bogush 0
the question begs to be asked - WHY - if the the good old USA thought that IRAQ was the instigator of the 911, was this payment for mission accomplished or was it a prepayment for damages to be incurred during the forthcoming war with IRAQ ? this really smells bad; but than compared to 3 trillion $s spent at a whim is peanuts
Matt Comerford 0
aww they lost 2.4 billion? no biggie! that's only 7 times more than public broadcasting receives each year... we better defund them! we're going broke you know!
Joe Serdynski 0
What was Halliburton's stock return that year?
Jim Quinn 0
Someone needs to check the local politicians' pockets in Angeles City or Olongapo in the Philippines. Nepo Mart comes to mind. They used to openly sell CARE Packages in the 70's.... You know, the "Gifts from the people of the United States"?
Sam Wynn III 0
All is fair in love of money and war.
Why are all of these foreign countries taking our money? They should be paying us for our help.
Bill Kline 0
what next will Mr.Obama do to buy votes
chalet 0
This is another monstruosity caused by that dumb and def jerk from Texas one G. Bush II and all the neocoms who invented the WMD lie to invade that country. Bush and the Neocoms deserve time in Alcatraz, Sing Sing or whatever.
meeverett 0
"Stuart Bowen, special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, an office created by Congress, said the missing $6.6 billion may be 'the largest theft of funds in national history.'"

I'm willing to bet that this is a drop in the hat compared to the theft of funds still going on in Washington.
Jim Quinn 0
Chalet, the WMD reports were erroneous, however we do know that WMD WERE in Iraq, however Sadam had flown those weapons out of Iraq under airline flight numbers using airliners with seats removed so as to carry cargo. Also, there is evidence that the weapons were dispersed to individual units within his army so as to be buried in the desert prior to the lies put forth by the administration to justify the Iraq actions. Like the old excuse, "I didn't lie; the truth just changed!" Syria, at some point, will probably have HUGE problems at some point if those weapons leak....
Bogush 0
>>None Dare Call It Conspiracy - Gary J. Allen<< is a must read for all of us at some point in our lives - this short disertation on different conspiracy theories is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. Not only does it apply to the USA but 'et al' countries of the world


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