Sunday, February 27, 2011

Robert CIA Gates last Hurrah's.....

Robert CIA Gates last Hurrah's.....

Secretary Of Defense Gates Remarks

Comment: The best sentence that I have read from Secretary of Gates address is the following ....

.... "In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the President to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined, as General MacArthur so delicately put it."


But I know that our leaders and those who vote them in will soon forget what Secretary Gates said in his speech yesterday......

Billions Lost On Contracts In Iraq And Afghanistan --

Washington -- A new report blasts the U.S. government for wasting tens of billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan by relying too much on contractors and doing too little to monitor their performance.

The interim report from the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan points out that contractors in the war zones sometimes have exceeded the number of military personnel. Numbering 200,000, contractors now roughly match the military force.

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More News On Waste In Iraq And Afghanistan

Study says US wasted billions in Iraq, Afghanistan -- AFP

US wasted billions in Iraq and Afghanistan, says report -- RFI

Wartime contracting commission details years of waste -- Government Executive

US oversight of war-zone contractors labeled weak -- Bloomerbg Businessweek

Commission Concerned with Contingency Contracting -- Project on Government Oversight

Comment: With so much money 'sloshing around' .... who has any motivation to stop these wars and conflicts?