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August 31st, 2011
11:18 PM ET

Report: $1 of every $6 wasted in wars

According to the Commission on Wartime Contracts, the Pentagon wasted at least $60 billion in Afghanistan and Iraq. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military • Pentagon
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  1. Mike

    As Brigadier General Smedley Butler (USMC) wrote after WWI, "War is a Racket" Ron Paul 2012

    September 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    Impeach and/or fire all of them and lets start over.They are all crooked and greedy to the point is has just about ruined the USA.And they have the balls to want big wages and free benifits for the rest of their lives.BS. Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  3. Pat . D.

    In 1990/91 i was one of the soldiers that went to "liberate" Kuwait, even back then we saw what was going on. we went to liberate the oil fields of Kuwait. the tank i drew when i got there was taken back and sold as a package to the Kuwaiti's, we took our old tanks home. this game is all about making money for the already super rich and corrupt. we have done nothing to stabilize any part of the region of south west Asia. quite on the contrary. we have driven some parts into anarchy. and yes they waste tax money, money that is owned by the tax payers of this country. they use this as a collateral for borrowing money to finance their financial agendas. in a time when mega corporations are reporting record profits– we have the highest unemployment since the great depression. congress can abscond trillions of dollars to give to banks that have basically ravaged the economy, but can't find the funding to help our injured and in many cases homeless Vet's. Obama can basically give 300,00 illegal immigrants work permits and pardon their illegal trespass into this country. while on vacation, but can't find a way to help the millions of U.S. CITIZENS looking for work? the America i thought i grew up in is gone. these social leeches who call themselves politicians need to go. Ron Paul 2012

    September 1, 2011 at 12:45 am |

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