Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Pork Busters

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Glenn Reynolds suggests that leading Porkbusters Ted Stevens and Robert Byrd be retired for their big spending ways. However, this gallant watchdog of the public purse can't be bothered to mention the billions that have gone missing from Iraq reconstruction projects, which would seem to be far more scandalous than a few federal buildings in West Virginia:

The American-dominated Coalition Provisional Authority could well prove to be the most corrupt administration in history, almost certainly surpassing the widespread fraud of the much-maligned UN Oil for Food Program. At least $20 billion that belonged to the Iraqi people has been wasted, together with hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. Exactly how many billions of additional dollars were squandered, stolen, given away, or simply lost will never be known because the deliberate decision by the CPA not to meter oil exports means that no one will ever know how much revenue was generated during 2003 and 2004.

Byrd is the only senator to have appeared on Hee Haw; and as far as I can tell, he is the only one to have actually read the constitution. I, for one, hope he sticks around for a while longer even if it means naming the entire state of West Virginia after him and causes Ann Coulter to have several cows.

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