Thursday, April 05, 2007

$8 Billion Missing In Iraq - Investigators Murdered!! What A Country! Democracy?

by S-Q @ 7:24 AM MDT

The Pimp
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Amazingly enough, the Iraqi constitution even allows Cabinet ministers to block investigations into corruption, which they have done. What a shining example of democracy.

Iraq's top corruption fighter said Wednesday that $8 billion in government money was wasted or stolen over the past three years and claimed he was threatened with death after opening an investigation into scores of Oil Ministry employees.

In the chaos and lawlessness of Iraq, such threats are not taken lightly. Radi al-Radhi, who runs the Public Integrity Commission, leads one of the more dangerous missions in the country. He said in an interview that 20 members of the organization have been murdered since it began its work.

In perhaps the most publicized recent case, an estimated $2 billion disappeared from funds to rebuild the electricity infrastructure.

Former Electricity Minister Ayham al-Samaraie, who holds both U.S. and Iraqi citizenship, was convicted in that case and sentenced to two years in prison. He escaped from an Iraqi-run jail in the Green Zone on Dec. 17 and turned up in Chicago on Jan. 15. Al-Samaraie has said the Americans helped him escape.

7 comments:

S-Q said...

Yep, "The Pimp" and the corruption!

Where did the $8 Billion go??

S-Q said...

Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone!

Iraq is supposed to be a Democracy, yet those investigating the corruption are murdered...sounds like a Dictatorship to me!
What has been accomplished in Iraq in 5 years? Saddam was hung and ???

I'm gonna think on that...


Have a great day All! ;)

anthony said...
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GEEZERPOWER said...

Good morning/day SQ

The ones who turned the tricks probably didn't see much of the money and the pimp probably only got a small cut...All roads lead to Cheney...

S-Q said...

Hey Geezer!

Yep, Darth is the biggest pimp of them all..

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Off Goes Hotty McRedhead to Work for Halliburton in Dubai without her due process...

Cigar Anyone ?

S-Q said...

GEF:

She is just another GOP hooker! Pimps and hookers for the $$$! Bleh!!