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A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.
For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.
A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.
The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.
While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.
To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq.
The president's Democrat opponents are keeping up the pressure over war profiteering in Iraq.
Originally posted by yankeerose
We need to see this documentary in the U.S. If anyone is able to record it, I am willing to buy a copy. Please contact me via U2U to set up arrangements. It's asinine to deny such an important documentary to the very people whose taxes have been used for this "fat cat" welfare system set up by Bush and Cheney!
Found my connection to this documentary... thank you.
[edit on 10-6-2008 by yankeerose]
Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
I would imagine that the episode will only be made available once the episode has been put out, most likely in order to gather ratings.