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Danielle Brian, executive director of the watchdog group
Project on Government Oversight, said the latest audit report
points to significant U.S. taxpayer waste in current recon-
Failed projects falsely described as 'complete' by Bush administration 28 Apr 2008 Millions of dollars of lucrative Iraq reconstruction contracts were never finished because of excessive delays, poor performance or other factors, including failed projects that are being falsely described by the U.S. government as complete, federal investigators say. The audit released Sunday by Stuart Bowen Jr., the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, provides the latest snapshot of an uneven reconstruction effort that has cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion. Last year, congressional investigators said as much as $10 billion -- or one in six dollars -- charged by U.S. contractors for Iraq reconstruction were questionable or unsupported, and warned that significantly more taxpayer money was at risk.