Disappearing breed: the war spending watchdog
October 7th, 2011
08:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Disappearing breed: the war spending watchdog

Washington (CNN) - The government watchdogs who've raised the alarm about billions of dollars of war-zone waste and fraud are falling silent or are missing in action.

The Commission on Wartime Contracting was created by Congress in 2008 as a kind of all-star team of government and accounting experts. It held 25 hearings, its members traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq and they made eight reports to Congress. As of September 30, it was out of the watchdog business with the expiration of its charter.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. diridi

    War spending watch dog is "Bush"....IRAQ WAR COSTED AND LOOTED THIS NATION....TRUE, TRUE, AND TRUE....

    October 7, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Is it possible, that once the Bush/Cheney/Halliburton/Blackwater coalition was no longer in charge, we stopped wasting billions on Cheney's companies?

    October 7, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    The Obama administration is totally unconcerned with spending. Obama thinks he can spend as much money as exists on the planet.

    October 7, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. liberal texanist

    Because no one was doing anything with the findings. No one will be prosecuted or held responsible. Waste of time.

    October 7, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |