October 10, 2007
From my perspective, who knew about a magazine named Vanity Fair? But this magazine has published the article of the year, and that says something.
The article was written by Pulitzer prize winning journalists Don Barlett and James Steele. You must download, read and share with friends and every conservative you know. It begins, "Between April 2003 and June 2004, $12 billion in U.S. currency---much of it belonging to the Iraqi people--was shipped from the Federal Reserve to Baghdad where it was dispensed by The Coalition Provisional Authority...incredibly, at least $9 billion has gone missing."
The article will amaze you. On one day in June 2004, "40 pallets of cash, weighing 30 tons, were loaded" and shipped. Twenty-four million bills...under the steady gaze of bank employees and video surveillance system..."
Whoa Nelly! Here is some really hot news. Alan Greenspan appeared on Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now" and said he knew nothing about it but admitted "the losses are real." In essence, the largest heist in history went unnoticed by the head of the Federal Reserve. Yikes. Nine billion dollars "gone missing."
You must read it all. Here is the conclusion: "The simple truth about the missing money is the same one that applies to so much else about the American occupation of Iraq. The U.S. government never did care about accounting for those billions and it doesn't care now. It cares only about ensuring that an accounting does not occur."
Read and weep. Then dry your eyes and raise hell! We need to know if this money lines the pockets of the administration or one of the favored no-bid contractors. Or is it being used to kill American soldiers?
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