Sunday, March 09, 2008

sunday reads

The United States has spent more than $100 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last five years. In that time, the Justice Department has uncovered at least $14 million in bribes from rebuilding projects in those two nations alone. (h/t DownWithTyranny!)

The Narco State of Guinea-Bissau

Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says.

A US missile strike in Somalia, aimed at a man described by the Pentagon as a "known al-Qa'ida terrorist", succeeded only in hurting six civilians and killing three cows and a calf, the IoS has learned.

BLDGBOLG points us to the Chronicle of Higher Education's Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest for the bu$h Preznitial Lieberry.

7 Fake Startups Compete for 'Worst Website Ever'

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