Forty-million dollars for handful of Syrian rebels!?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0RG22K20150916

    You read that right. Obama originally hoped to train and prepare a few thousand rebels to fight Assad's evil army. After more than a year and forty-million dollars it was revealed there are 4 or 5. Maybe, if you count the cooks, a total of nine.

    Another plan by POTUS that didn't pan out. Do any of you think we spent American tax dollars wisely? And is POTUS responsible to give an accounting for this?
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    Hold the authorities accountable? :eek:

    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13-1

    Source . . . The Bible

    Wait, maybe that only applies when there's a republican in the White House? :confused:

    Principles, n.

    Actual meaning: Something you remember when criticizing your enemies.

    Usage: When we wanted to criticize North Korea we suddenly remembered that police states are bad.

    Source . . . Modern Newspeak Dictionary
     
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    Precisely. He would never start such a thread with a republican president.

    How much is unaccounted for from the Bush-led Iraq War? Billions? Trillions?
     
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    Shhhhh! We aren't supposed to bring up things like that. If we do we'll be guilty of being biased. :eek:

    Bias, n.

    Actual meaning: Impartial.

    Usage: The national broadcaster was very biased in its factual reporting of government corruption and the revolving door between it and big business. In giving air to perspectives other than the far one I agree with the fact is it was revealing itself to be a hotbed of communist insurgency.

    Source . . . Modern Newspeak Dictionary.

    For more examples of our "bias" . . .

    See this . . . https://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=101812

    And this . . . http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/03/05/the-redirection

    And this . . . https://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=101623

    And this . . . https://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=101905
     
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    Typical leftist rhetoric. When it comes to criticizing Obeyme, you deflect to Bush! Bush had his day, Eight years of days! He messed up in many ways!

    But this post has nothing to do with Bush failed policy, it addresses Obeyme, and you have not satisfied the direction of this post! I thought you were much better than this Ky-red-neck. Now we know you have nothing in reserve other than to hate on Bush! :laugh:
     
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    How the U.S. Government Squandered $1 Billion in Taxpayer Funds on “Ghost Schools” and Warlords in Afghanistan

    The American taxpayer, the biggest patsy on earth, as usual.

    But the goal was never just to educate children. Education was also a means to advance America’s short-term military and political objectives. In 2003, a National Security Council–led “Accelerating Success” program demanded that USAID hasten its work and complete 314 schools by June 2004. The reason: The U.S. wanted achievements — statistics — to extol ahead of the Afghan presidential election.

    As a result of the NSC directive, USAID Director Patrick Fine wrote in an October 2004 internal memo, first obtained by the Washington Post, “awards were made without having design specifications, without agreed sites selected or surveyed or a process to do this, and without adequate consultation with either the [Ministry of Education or Ministry of Health] or the beneficiary communities.” The target numbers, he continued, “had gained a life of their own and were driving USAID to continue to rush the process.”

    Profiteers exploited that rush. A full reckoning of the waste and outright fraud has never happened, in part because cases of corruption have often been hidden for years.

    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/07/13/how-the-u-s-government-squandered-1-billion-in-taxpayer-funds-on-ghost-schools-and-warlords-in-afghanistan/
     

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