Sorry New Orleans, your money’s being thrown away in Iraq

The complete absence of ANY mention of Katrina and/or New Orleans in the State of the Union Address (I guess ‘never forget’ extends to about a year) is underscored by the latest spending follies from Iraq. According to THIS,

The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used camp for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.

Even more obscene:

U.S. officials spent another $36.4 million for weapons such as armored vehicles, body armor and communications equipment that can’t be accounted for. DynCorp also may have prematurely billed $18 million in other potentially unjustified costs, the report said.

And yet, the great decider is asking for another $1.2 BILLION in ADDITIONAL spending. Do you have to live in New Orleans to something horribly wrong with this picture?

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