While Republicans are trying to figure out a way to block Congress from voting on a non-binding Iraq anti-escalation resolution (they're trying to muster the votes to filibuster the resolution - remember the days when Republicans were arguing for doing away with the filibuster, explaining things deserve an up or down vote? - do you think they appreciate the irony here - I don't), more reports on contractor (war profiteer) mismanagement of American taxpayer funds come out.
According to the report, the State Department paid $43.8 million to contractor DynCorp International for the residential camp for police training personnel outside of Baghdad's Adnan Palace grounds that has stood empty for months. About $4.2 million of the money was improperly spent on 20 VIP trailers and an Olympic-size pool, all ordered by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior but never authorized by the U.S.
U.S. officials spent another $36.4 million for weapons such as armored vehicles, body armor and communications equipment that can't be accounted for. DynCorp also may have prematurely billed $18 million in other potentially unjustified costs, the report said.