Did you know that the Pentagon is requesting nearly $2 BILLION to arm and train fighters in Iraq, just one week after it was revealed that they lost $1 BILLION worth of weapons in Iraq? Why isn’t anyone talking about this?!
An audit from the Department of Defense found that the Pentagon can’t account for over $1 BILLION in arms and equipment that was meant for the Iraqi Army.
You would think that would be a big story that would capture major attention. Yet, it received virtually no media coverage.
Because of the silence, the Pentagon had the perfect climate to ask for another $1.8 BILLION in order to… give more weapons and equipment to the Iraqi Army.
Now, my biggest question is, what kind of country do we live in when a government agency magically loses a massive sum of money, faces no accountability, and then has the audacity to ask for double the amount they lost… to do the same thing??
But there is much more to it—the Iraq War has lasted for over 14 years, and the United States government hasn’t learned from any of its mistakes. Instead, the U.S. has only made things worse, and it is currently funding the Iraqi Army in a war against a group that didn’t even exist when the U.S. first invaded.
In the same way that the U.S. has funded the Iraqi Train & Equip program, it has also funded a version in Syria. The only difference is that the failure of the Syrian Train and Equip program just happened to coincide with the rise of ISIS, a group of radical extremists that were incredibly well trained and equipped.
The thing to remember is that the $1 BILLION worth of weapons and equipment the Pentagon cannot account for Iraq didn’t just disappear. There’s a good chance that it’s being used by the same group the Pentagon says it wants another $2 BILLION to defeat… and THAT is something everyone should be talking about.