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Old 13th April 2006, 09:26 AM   #1287
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Originally Posted by manny View Post
Thanks for the link, Manny. More material for the "darndest things" site.
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"Rumsfeld says 2.3 trillion missing or lost from DOD and cannot be accounted for?? Guess who was Controller of teh DOD, Coincidence?? This would have been biggest STORY ever but then 9/11 came any connection??
Rumsfeld speaking on Lou Dobbs' Moneyline, 9/10/01:
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Dobbs: Successful. You pointed out today in your speech, as you have previously, that if you achieve savings of only five percent, the Pentagon budget is so vast that that would save some 18 billion dollars. How quickly could you save that five percent? Because you have about two million employees. No company in the world has anything approaching that.

Rumsfeld: Well, it takes some time. And, indeed, as you know, sometimes you need to invest some money upfront to make savings. For example, we're going to have to revamp our financial system so that we can actually understand what's taking place. At the present time, the financial systems aren't capable of tracking some 2.6 trillion dollars worth of transactions.
edited to add Rumsfeld quote
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