Pentagon blows $600 million on incompetent contractors

The Pentagon spent about $600 million on more than 1,200 Iraq reconstruction contracts that were eventually canceled, nearly half of them for mismanagement or shoddy construction, government investigators say.

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) found that 42% of canceled contracts were terminated because the contractor either failed to deliver or performed poorly.

The rest were canceled for the “convenience of the government,” usually for security problems, lack of funding or changing requirements, an inspector general report says.

The report…recommends better screening of contractors.

Now, there’s a startling conclusion. Cripes, I wouldn’t let these clowns manage the construction of a doghouse.

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