Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The records are too fucked up to audit. AP (10.22.07):
"The State Department so badly managed a $1.2 billion contract for Iraqi police training that it can't tell what it got for the money spent, a new report says.

Because of disarray in invoices and records on the project — and because the government is trying to recoup money paid inappropriately to contractor DynCorp International, LLC — auditors have temporarily suspended their effort to review the contract's implementation, said Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart W. Bowen Jr."

US Suspends Iraq Audit of DynCorp

Action will be taken. "DynCorp spokesman Gregory Lagana told The New York Times on Monday: 'There was no intentional misbilling. It could be just a documents problem.' Lagana acknowledged 'that we have some problems with invoicing. It's something we're working really hard to clean up.'"

Really, really hard, mind you.

But wait! There's more. NYTimes (10.23.07):

"A State Department review of its own security practices in Iraq assails the department for poor coordination, communication, oversight and accountability involving armed security companies like Blackwater USA, according to people who have been briefed on the report. In addition to Blackwater, the State Department’s two other security contractors in Iraq are DynCorp International and Triple Canopy."

Reports Assail State Dept. on Iraq Security

Last month, Condi ordered a review of the State Department's security practices. The panel reported back to her yesterday. It "found serious fault with virtually every aspect of the department’s security practices, especially in and around Baghdad, where Blackwater has responsibility."

Other than that, things are just peachy.

Go, team, go.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Action is directly proportional to the number of dead.

10:03 AM  

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