- USA Today -
The top U.S. aid agency has suspended a $644 million Iraq jobs program after two outside reviews raised concerns about misspending, including an inspector general’s audit that found evidence of phantom jobs and money siphoned to insurgents.
The audit included a letter from an unnamed U.S. official working with a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghdad asserting that "millions of dollars from these projects were fraudulently going to insurgents, as well as to corrupt community leaders and (program) representatives."
You see, there hasn't been enough money stolen by the banksters, so progress must be impeded. Money that could help the Iraqis stabilize their country must be diverted to the destructive elements still found within the country, so the conflict can be prolonged. There will be no withdrawal, and peace and prosperity will continue to elude the Iraqi people, and they will continue to suffer and die.