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A $5 billion Swindle

U.S. officials see waste in billions sent to Pakistan - International Herald Tribune

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After the United States has spent more than $5 billion in a largely failed effort to bolster the Pakistani military effort against militants from Al Qaeda and the Taliban, some American officials now acknowledge that there were too few controls over how the money was spent, and that the strategy to improve the Pakistani military needs to be completely revamped.
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Money has been diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India, not Al Qaeda or the Taliban, the officials said, adding that the United States has paid tens of millions of dollars in inflated Pakistani reimbursement claims for fuel, ammunition and other costs....
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"I wonder if the Americans have not been taken for a ride," said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Check it out: Pakistan's military relies on Washington for roughly a quarter of its entire $4 billion budget.

Come on right wingers, where is the outrage? Bottomline1, do you see a fabrication here too?
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U.S. officials see waste in billions sent to Pakistan - International Herald Tribune

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After the United States has spent more than $5 billion in a largely failed effort to bolster the Pakistani military effort against militants from Al Qaeda and the Taliban, some American officials now acknowledge that there were too few controls over how the money was spent, and that the strategy to improve the Pakistani military needs to be completely revamped.
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Money has been diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India, not Al Qaeda or the Taliban, the officials said, adding that the United States has paid tens of millions of dollars in inflated Pakistani reimbursement claims for fuel, ammunition and other costs....
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"I wonder if the Americans have not been taken for a ride," said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Check it out: Pakistan's military relies on Washington for roughly a quarter of its entire $4 billion budget.

Come on right wingers, where is the outrage? Bottomline1, do you see a fabrication here too?
^^^^^Those people are fascists and fools and blinded by their lockstep ideology.

They should just STFU, they are part of the problem; they have nothing to contribute, and they are probably high on eggnog (or worse) right now, you should be happy not to hear from that looney claque.

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U.S. officials see waste in billions sent to Pakistan - International Herald Tribune

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After the United States has spent more than $5 billion in a largely failed effort to bolster the Pakistani military effort against militants from Al Qaeda and the Taliban, some American officials now acknowledge that there were too few controls over how the money was spent, and that the strategy to improve the Pakistani military needs to be completely revamped.
...
Money has been diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India, not Al Qaeda or the Taliban, the officials said, adding that the United States has paid tens of millions of dollars in inflated Pakistani reimbursement claims for fuel, ammunition and other costs....
...
"I wonder if the Americans have not been taken for a ride," said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Check it out: Pakistan's military relies on Washington for roughly a quarter of its entire $4 billion budget.

Come on right wingers, where is the outrage? Bottomline1, do you see a fabrication here too?
Seems that drewprof and cascade have discovered that our federal government wastes money. If that's news to them they could try sharing it with 60 Minutes, but those folks probably want something fresher.
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Usually, children will want things, and have their parents pay.
GW's Goverment wants things, and makes the children pay.
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