Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, September 20, 2010

$2.3 Trillion Defense Dollars Went Missing & Has Never Been Found

Yes, this is old news, but seeing how our country is facing a huge budget problem, it seems like $2.3 Trillion dollars would come in handy. Remember what Dwight Eisenhower said about the Military Industrial Complex- it has to be watched closely. Well, it has not been watched at all - kinda hard to do when they can hide behind the label "classified". The Democrats hate the military I've always heard, but I've never heard how the the Republicans hate waste in the military. I guess they don't, my suspicion is that's where some of them have their honey pots.

So on September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld breaks the news that 2.3 Trillion defense dollars cannot be accounted for. Oopsie. Here's a copy of an independent audit looking at 1.1 Trillion of it.

Here's Robert Byrd asking Donald Rumsfeld how you can loose 2.3 Trillion dollars. Kinda pathetic response.

Here's the CBS report:

Just something else to make you go hmmmm...

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