Monday, August 6, 2007

Can't find OUR weapons in IRAQ nor can we find the FRAUD IN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE

By Glenn Kessler | The Washington Post
August 6, 2007

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.

The highest previous estimate of unaccounted-for weapons had been 14,000, in a report issued last year by the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.

The new report from the Government Accountability Office indicates the United States has spent $19.2 billion trying to develop Iraqi security forces since 2003, the GAO said, including at least $2.8 billion to buy and deliver equipment. But the GAO said weapons distribution was haphazard and rushed, and failed to follow established procedures, particularly from 2004 to 2005, when security training was led by Gen. David Petraeus, who now commands all U.S. forces in Iraq.

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