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Congress Shuts Down Auditor in Iraq

Updated on November 3, 2006

Revelations of waste and corruption in Iraq bring a PINK SLIP for the auditor.

"Investigationsd led by a Republican lawyer named Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. in Iraq have sent American occupation officials to jail on bribery and conspiracy charges, exposed disastrously poor construction work by well-connected companies like Halliburton and Parsons, and discovered that the military did not track hundreds of thousands of wqeapons shipped to Iraq security forces.

"And tucked away in a huge military construction bill that President Bush signed two weeks ago is what some of Mr. Bowen's supporters believe is his reward for repeatedly embarrassing the administration: a pink slip.".

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/03/world/middleeast/03reconstruct.html?em&ex=1162702800&en=0d98efb1e7633c29&ei=5087%0A

Stuart W. Bowne, Jr., left, has received orders to shut down his office, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Stuart W. Bowne, Jr., left, has received orders to shut down his office, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

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      IĆ°unn 10 years ago

      hadn't seen this as I've been somewhat distracted from my usual newz fare lately...

      thx for the headz up and nice to know I can rely on you to keep the important newz hubbed.