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    Posted: 08-Feb-2005 at 12:56

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1408187,0 0.html

'the US inspector general for Iraq reconstruction published a report about the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) - the US agency which governed Iraq between April 2003 and June 2004. The inspector general's job is to make sure that the money the authority spent was properly accounted for. It wasn't. In just 14 months, $8.8bn went absent without leave. This is more than Mobutu Sese Seko managed to steal in 32 years of looting Zaire. It is 55,000 times as much as Mr Sevan is alleged to have been paid.'

Nice parallel to Mobutu Sese Seko there.

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