Accuracy Matters: Reported Numbers of Trained Iraqi Security Forces Unreliable

According to the LA Times, the U.S. Military has no way to tell the number of Iraqi security forces who have been trained or who are present for duty.

Isn't that reassuring?

The information is contained in a report issued by a special inspector general.

Nothing to see here, folks...move along...

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Oh boy... no accuracy here either! This article just makes me ill for the amount of waste, fraud and abuse that has been tollerated.

Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished

WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars of lucrative Iraq reconstruction contracts were never finished because of excessive delays, poor performance or other factors, including failed projects that are being falsely described by the U.S. government as complete, federal investigators say.
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The special IG's review of 47,321 reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars found that at least 855 contracts were terminated by U.S. officials before their completion, primarily because of unforeseen factors such as violence and excessive costs. About 112 of those agreements were ended specifically because of the contractors' actual or anticipated poor performance.

and fraud that has gone on in this whole fiasco.

Including the drops of shrink-wrapped pallets of cash -- remember that?

~sigh~