Wednesday, August 27, 2008

$100 billion on contractors in Iraq since 2003

The United States this year will have spent $100 billion on contractors in Iraq since the invasion in 2003, a milestone that reflects the Bush administration’s unprecedented level of dependence on private firms for help in the war, according to a government report to be released Tuesday.

Read more on the 100 billion Via NYTimes

That's a lot of taxpayer dollars being spent -- with virtually no supervision or controls on private firms to run the war. In fact one dollar in five is going to private contractors, a great many of whom are contributors to Bush's career and to Republican Party politicians. There are now more contractors in Iraq than there are U.S. troops.

Howie Klein via The Huffington Post

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