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Politics, money, and war.

Saturday, June 28


The following three posts (money: no object, carpe dinero, odds & ends) are a repost of the June 26th entry now in error mode.

money: no object

An interesting development has arisen at MacDill Air Force Base according to an article in the St. Petersburg Times.
As the United States geared up for war in Iraq, MacDill Air Force Base scrambled to provide temporary offices for foreign military officers streaming in from around the world.

Money was no object.
It seems that in the rush to war, MacDill contracted out for a quick expansion of its facilities. The bill is in and its $467,000 dollars over the original budget of $110,000 dollars. It's not just that the overage is a problem, MacDill may also have violated federal law.
Bpost question #1: Unique situation or will other bases soon be turning in similar bills for payment?
On a related note: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld wants Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, to be the next chief of staff of the Army. Schoomaker's last position was commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (he retired in 2000), or SOCOM, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., most of his military career was spent with special operations forces.
Bpost question #2: How is Schoomaker with budgets?


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