Next, I took a look at Henry Waxman, the Democrat from California who heads up the Committee on Government Reform. The photo that Paul Richter used bore a caption that says he has held hearings on waste and fraud. Immediately I suspected him of pocketing the money.
But then I found on his website a letter written in late 2003 chastising the Bush administration for its “secrecy, deceit, and politics" and concluding that he would refuse to vote in favor of Bush’s request to send $87 billion to Iraq and Afghanistan. That would have been 36 planes, plus the pilot and the navigators would have had to stuff a bunch of bricks of Benjamins into their pockets! Well, I'm not sure why Mr. Waxman is saying that we can’t account for the money, because I know we spent a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and Benjamins over in Iraq, but I don’t think it went into his pocket.
Unfortunately, the president of Iraq’s Board of Supreme Audits, Dr. Abdul Basit Turki Saeed, is threatening to sue us in court for the money. It’s doubtful he took the money, because he looks like a nice man and he has six kids. So he just wouldn't do it.