"Government auditors issued a scathing review yesterday of dozens of the Pentagon's biggest weapons systems, saying ships, aircraft and satellites are billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule...Our Future puts it in perspective:
The Government Accountability Office [GAO] found that 95 major systems have exceeded their original budgets by a total of $295 billion, bringing their total cost to $1.6 trillion."
"$295 billion wasted. To put in perspective, Bush vetoed more health insurance for kids supposedly because $35 billion -- $7 billion a year over 5 years -- was too much to spend."While the GAO has succeeded in surfacing several instances of waste, fraud, and abuse - how often do they - or we the American public - hold anyone accountable for it. Talking about accountability is no substitute.