Congress Moving To Restore Iraq Oversight Office


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During an earlier report I mentioned that a provision was slipped into a defense appropriations bill to close the office of the people responsible for auditing the way the money is being spent in the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

Well, news comes today that a measure has passed the Senate to restore the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. A similar measure is on its way toward consideration in the House.

Keeping the office around can only be a good thing when you consider tidbits like this:

Recent reports by the inspector general's office have found that major contractors billed U.S. taxpayers more than twice as much for administrative costs as they spent on reconstruction work.

Or this bit:

n October it reported that thousands of rifles, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers provided to Iraq's army and police force are unaccounted for.

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