BRT posted a blurb about the DOD spending a cool 43 mil on a gas station in Afghanistan. Adding fuel to the fire is news about 150 mil spend on luxurious accomodations to make sure the well connected live large on our money conducting a war that cannot be won. Awesome don't you think?
The $150 million was spent on world-class accommodations for contractors, visitors, and between 5 and 10 Task Force staff. Almost all of the money was awarded to three contractors—Triple Canopy ($57 million), Defense Group Incorporated ($51 million), and Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise ($40 million)—to provide an array of creature comforts.
Triple Canopy, for example, stocked the villas with queen-sized beds, flat screen TVs, and DVD players.
So far, DoD has ignored all of SIGAR’s inquiries about the Task Force, which shut down in March. SIGAR currently has several ongoing criminal investigations related to the Task Force.
Gotta love it, right?