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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Default Billions wasted by Obama administration could have been used in USA

More than $103 billion has already been spent to help rebuild Afghanistan — more than the US has ever spent on any other single country. While the money is supposed to go to rebuilding necessary infrastructure like prisons and hospitals, not all of it has been accounted for or spent appropriately, and Special Inspector General to Afghanistan John Sopko has noticed.

“We’ve wasted a lot of money,” he said.

Appointed by President Obama in 2012, the special inspector general is tasked with providing oversight of reconstruction projects in Afghanistan. Essentially, Sopko’s job is to track down corruption, waste and fraud and to make sure it doesn’t keep happening. His office has 340 ongoing probes and has secured 42 convictions.

Most recently, the office released a report on Baghlan prison, a State Department-funded project that cost taxpayers $11.3 million and is wracked with problems.

“Unfortunately, like we see in a lot of situations, it was poorly constructed not to U.S. standards,” Sopko said. “It’s so poorly built that you can take the bricks out and escape.”

This points to an ongoing issue in Afghanistan: the difficulty of planning and completing construction in a dangerous country with serious security risks. “If you don’t do oversight in a country like Afghanistan on construction, you’re bound to have some problems,” Sopko said.

While there needs to be better oversight, and Congress has started to take the inspector general recommendations seriously, Sopko said the US government doesn’t even have an accurate list of where its money has gone.

With another $18 billion of money yet to be spent, he said it’s imperative to keep looking forward. “What’s really critical,” he said, “is any gains we have made, any fragile gains, are at risk if we really don’t pay attention to that money going forward.”
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Old June 13th, 2014, 01:09 AM
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Bush's wars have easily run over 1 trillion. If Afghanistan had not been Bushwhacked, Obama would not have spent a dime.
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Bush's wars have easily run over 1 trillion. If Afghanistan had not been Bushwhacked, Obama would not have spent a dime.
Quite blaming Bush he's not in office. Put the blame where it belongs. Its Obama's wars now and his legacy.
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Quite blaming Bush he's not in office. Put the blame where it belongs. Its Obama's wars now and his legacy.
Getting advice from the same people who put us in Afghanistan is like getting fire safety advice from an arsonist.

Quit trying to shift the blame from the idiot who put use there.
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Getting advice from the same people who put us in Afghanistan is like getting fire safety advice from an arsonist.

Quit trying to shift the blame from the idiot who put use there.
The idiot is the one who keeps on giving Syrian moderate rebels arms that are taken by ISIS.
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The idiot is the one who keeps on giving Syrian moderate rebels arms that are taken by ISIS.
Idiot? Sounds brilliant!
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Yes I am blaming Bush 100% for starting a war without knowing what he was getting the US into.


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Idiot? Sounds brilliant!
Do you know the person who you refer to as idiot is supplying the Syrian moderate rebels with military aid and these same moderates are being beaten by ISIS and losing their weapons to them. These ISIS jerks are the same animals who may delay your travel when they plant a bomb at an airport? They are of the same kin as the Boston Bombers.

To my mind, President Obama should make peace with Assaud and let him take care of the ISIS. Also Obama can't go on vacation while national crisis exists unless he is going to have Hagel make another major decision like the prisoner exchange and Obama will say it was Hagel's decision because he was on vacation.

By the way the Obama's carbon footprint grows bigger every time he jets off in Air Force One to the West Coast for a weekend and then does a return flight to the East Coast.. What a waste of America's resources.
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Do you know the person who you refer to as idiot is supplying the Syrian moderate rebels with military aid and these same moderates are being beaten by ISIS and losing their weapons to them. These ISIS jerks are the same animals who may delay your travel when they plant a bomb at an airport? They are of the same kin as the Boston Bombers.

To my mind, President Obama should make peace with Assaud and let him take care of the ISIS. Also Obama can't go on vacation while national crisis exists unless he is going to have Hagel make another major decision like the prisoner exchange and Obama will say it was Hagel's decision because he was on vacation.

By the way the Obama's carbon footprint grows bigger every time he jets off in Air Force One to the West Coast for a weekend and then does a return flight to the East Coast.. What a waste of America's resources.
Bush is the idiot. Obama is brilliant!

We should fear radical Americans far more than any foreign terrorist.
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