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Old 07-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by Gary View Post
From the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan:
"At least $31 billion, and possibly as much as $60 billion, has been lost to
contract waste and fraud in America’s contingency operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Much more will turn into waste as attention to continuing
operations wanes, as U.S. support for projects and programs in Iraq and Afghanistan
declines, and as those efforts are revealed as unsustainable."

That is just one example. It's out there. It just needs to be exposed and axed.
You can't find ever eliminate it all. There are always trade-offs. There is more waste with wartime spending because timeliness becomes far more critical than cost efficiency.

That doesn't mean we should stop trying to eliminate it, it's just a reality that our efforts will inevitably fall short of perfection.
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