Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Kingdom for a Horse, or: Throwing Good Money After Bad

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish.

Just mind boggling.

Naivete and ill-preparedness are just as culpable as cynicism and domination.

Or, as U.S. Representative Henry Waxman put it in the above-referenced article, "Who in their right mind would send 363 tonnes of cash into a war zone?"

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