Someone At The Pentagon Needs Jail Time

On the heels of the release of tens of thousands of pages of classified documents dealing with the Afghan campaign in the war on terror, we find that the Defense Department cannot account for $8.7 billion of the $9.1 billion appropriated for reconstruction in Iraq. The special inspector general for the project said this occurred because the agencies did not set up the proper accounts with Treasury.

“This situation occurred because most DoD organizations receiving DFI (Development Fund for Iraq) funds did not establish the required Department of the Treasury accounts and no DoD organization was designated as the executive agent for managing the use of DFI funds,” the report states.

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) finds that only one Defense organization actually set up the accounts required by the Treasury. Federal News Radio

The money that cannot be accounted for represents nearly all the money allocated for the project. This is blatant disregard for the taxpayer and the people who did not follow the rules for establishing the accounts should all go to jail. They should spend time in jail even if the money is found. The abuse of the taxpayer is ongoing and it has to stop.

The federal government has waste, fraud, and abuse of the money taxpayers have extorted from them. Agencies misplace money and cannot account for it. We are not talking about rounding errors or chump change, we are talking billions of dollars that people work hard to earn before it is taken from them by the government.

ALL government agencies must be fiscally responsible with our money and must be able to account for it. If they cannot account for it then they need to spend time in jail.

It is also important to keep in mind that the kind of bureaucracy that exists in Defense and all the other agencies that have wasted or lost our money (including the billions in waste from stimulus and TARP) are the same kinds of bureaucracies that will run our health care.

If the government cannot keep classified documents from being compromised and released by the tens of thousands and it cannot keep track of billions of dollars what makes anyone think that the government will be able to safeguard our medical records and keep fiscal discipline in the health care system?

It is time to hold people accountable and this means putting them in jail if they screw up.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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2 Responses to “Someone At The Pentagon Needs Jail Time”

  1. Blake says:

    This is how progressive elites steal all the money they get- you do not actually believe they EARN it, do you? That would be a fool’s thought-
    You might note I didn’t say thatit was Dems or Reps.- they have become the same, in most cases- what we need are strict Constitutionalists- people who heed the rule of law as laid out in that document, rather than spending all of their time (and OUR money) trying to get around the laws.

  2. In on it not says:

    I find this so hard to comprehend. If I miss a few bucks on my taxes they are at my door in moments. If I miss a visa payment my life is suddenly shit. If I delay returning a library book they can find me.
    It seems we know who these people are. Someone does. Jail time? Don’t joke. Death is too good for people who do such public widespread crime. They should be hit so hard that all their ancestors die, all there kids are cripples and their name, like sex-offenders, are published in any town they move to. Bared from public office and their families, even to the third cousins, have to pay back the money.
    Jail? Why should they get to suck some colored popcicles and have their rect’s reamed at government expense?