[I find this one almost unbelievable, but the reports of thefts of military and other equipment by the $ billions have been long on-going, e.g. a 60 Minutes report last year.

Ed Kent]

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U.S. Widens Fraud Inquiry Into Iraq Military Supplies

Several federal agencies are investigating a widening network
of criminal cases involving the purchase and delivery of
billions of dollars of weapons, supplies and other materiel
to Iraqi and American forces, according to American
officials. The officials said it amounted to the largest ring
of fraud and kickbacks uncovered in the conflict here, the
officials said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/world/middleeast/28military.html?hp

[Snippet: “But now, American officials said, part of the criminal investigation is focused on Lt. Col. Levonda Joey Selph, who reported directly to General Petraeus and worked closely with him in setting up the logistics operation for what were then the fledgling Iraqi security forces.”]

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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