While Congress was distracted handing over $700 Billion to former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson, this mere million dollar waste went unnoticed.
| ||U.S. to Fund Pro-American Publicity in Iraqi Media |
By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, October 3, 2008; Page A01
The Defense Department will pay private U.S. contractors in Iraq up to $300 million over the next three years to produce news stories, entertainment programs and public service advertisements for the Iraqi media in an effort to "engage and inspire" the local population to support U.S. objectives and the Iraqi government. [More...]