Eight years ago today, DOD announces $2.3 TRILLION missing

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Revisiting 2001- $2.3 TRILLION missing and unaccounted for

By Laudymns

Yes, that was September 10th, 2001. The day before 9-11…..What’s so special about that day?

That was the day Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2 Trillion in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld stated: “According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.”

More info and references available here. Video here .

Other people’s money (our tax dollars) gone- with no explanation or reason to believe the fraud, waste and abuse does not continue today.

Posted at Wake Up Call.

8 responses to “Eight years ago today, DOD announces $2.3 TRILLION missing

  1. Jefferson's Guardian

    What’s a few trillion lost on negligent war and other wasteful defense appropriations? For some reason the disciples of movement conservatism can’t quite see the hypocrisy of their thoughts and actions when they bellyache over a comparatively mere pittance that’s needed to provide quality healthcare for all, yet will remain stone silent when half or more of our annual spending is blown on the defense and war budget.

    They truly live in a fool’s paradise, and the wealthy and corporate interests that stand to profit the most, know it.

  2. It was announced before the “War on Terror” began and it is acknowledged widely that the DOD cannot track 25% of any of the money they get, whenever.

    A new war appropriation just was approved in the Senate without question or public hearings etc. The gravy-train has left the building……

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  6. Nothing is funnier than think that rumslfeld meant to say it was “missing”. With such old computers and accounting equipment/methods, they cannot “track” the money 100%.

    Whenever you get CTists that think $2.3T was stolen, they are probably those that cannot do basic math.

    Hint: Does anybody think the DOD money had not been spent in the last 20 years leading up to 9/10/01? Maybe all those troops, aircraft, tanks, and ships are all our imagination?

    Yes, instead of spending that money, Rumsfeld hid it in a Swiss bank account. Is critical thought necessary to the “truth” movement?

    • I’m quite sure they can and have tracked the other $Trillions used to pay for all the military men and equipment you reference. This $2.3 Trillion was the part they lost track of during that time, and if you assume it didn’t go into corrupt pockets, you’re more optimistic than I will ever be again.

      • Maybe I need to ask again…

        Does anybody think the DOD money had not been spent in the last 20 years leading up to 9/10/01? Maybe all those troops, aircraft, tanks, and ships are all our imagination?

        In other words, what is the DOD budget over the last 20 years leading up to 9/10/01?

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