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The U.S. Federal Reserve sent record payouts of more than $4 billion in cash to Baghdad on giant pallets aboard military planes shortly before the United States gave control back to Iraqis, lawmakers said on Tuesday.Hey, großartige Idee, tonnenweise Bargeld über einem Kriegsgebiet abwerfen. Naja, jetzt ist das Geld halt weg, und es stellt sich die Frage, womit sie den Krieg weiter finanzieren sollen.
The money, which had been held by the United States, came from Iraqi oil exports, surplus dollars from the U.N.-run oil-for-food program and frozen assets belonging to the ousted Saddam Hussein regime.
Bills weighing a total of 363 tons were loaded onto military aircraft in the largest cash shipments ever made by the Federal Reserve, said Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
"Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone? But that's exactly what our government did," the California Democrat said during a hearing reviewing possible waste, fraud and abuse of funds in Iraq.
Lieberman schlägt daher eine War On Terror Tax vor. Das ist immer eine gute Idee, wenn man wiedergewählt werden will. (via)