September 23rd, 2010
06:57 PM ET
12 years ago

4 senators want Afghanistan contract watchdog removed

Washington (CNN) - Four U.S. senators are calling on President Barack Obama to fire the man watching over tens of billions of dollars allocated for reconstruction of Afghanistan.

The one Democrat and three Republicans say in a letter to the president that they want Arnold Fields dismissed as special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, or SIGAR.

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  1. Squigman

    One item that needs attention is the bias this news site has toward the republican party. I'm not shocked by this, after all it is corporate ran, and corporate funded. Where the hell is the liberal media so many right wing nut jobs speak of? I'll tell you where. It does not exist. It exists only in the minds of the people who want to be your oppressor. CNN. The corporate news network.

    September 23, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  2. King

    That amount of money s.Hould be centralized in washington, every dime should be accounted for, officials from america combine with afgan expert official agree if a project is necessary in order achieve maximun affectiveness, there shouldnt be any politics involved in this project

    September 24, 2010 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  3. Peter E

    War. The single best way to channel taxpayer dollars to private corporations. It worked for Bush Jr. and Halliburton, and it looks like in the spirit of reaching across the aisle, Obama will keep the previous administration's policy in place... Pretty much what he has done with all Bush policies. This guy has not changed one thing. We still have tens of thousands of troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gitmo is still open. The Bush tax cuts have continued through the past two years, and part of the stimulus even added to those tax cuts. Obama continues the Bush policies of making tax cuts after tax cuts for businesses, and also Bush's bailouts of Wall Street. Obama's economic and foreign policies have not changed a single thing from the previous administration, despite CNN's feeding of the myth and pundit nonsesnse. Check your facts!

    September 24, 2010 08:27 am at 8:27 am |