Yesterday we learned about Philip Bloom, grafting to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today, we read about an Ex-convict taking bribes as comptroller in Iraq. Millions of dollars are involved in this case. Robert J. Stein, despite a conviction of felony fraud (or perhaps because of it), was hired as a financial officer of the American occupation in Iraq, received – according to authorities - “bribes, kickbacks and gratuities amounting to at least $200,000 per month.”
While we fire bomb civilians, we graft money earmarked for rebuilding. While we Scrape clear the residue of fused soil and depleted phosphor, we steer money back to our selves, thereby stealing from the POTUS.
Corruption is what we voted into Washington DC. We are bankrupting our nation for the sake of swindlers, liars, and thieves like Mr. Stein, of whom a former boss said: “This guy is a thief. He’s a con artist and a crook.” That is the kind of people hired by the Bush administration, and its cronies. If they’re not completely unqualified, like Mr. Brown, formally of FEMA, they’re quite capable crooks.
God, but this is depressing…