Arcuri Votes Billions More For Corrupt War
It’s difficult to argue that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq aren’t corrupt. Bribery has been a standard practice among military contractors in both nations. Recently, in Afghanistan, it was revealed that military contractors were paying huge amounts of redirected money from the American taxpayer in protection fees that ended up funding the Taliban they were supposed to be working to defeat. With the revelations coming out of the Wiki Leaks documents about the war in Afghanistan, the corruption we know about has only gotten worse.
And then there was yesterday. On the same day:
- Auditors reported that the Pentagon cannot account for 8.7 billion dollars in Iraq.
- Trumansburg’s U.S. Representative, Michael Arcuri voted in favor of sending the Pentagon an extra 59 billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Whether you’re a liberal against war or a conservative against wasteful spending, that kind of vote is difficult to justify. As a Blue Dog, Mike Arcuri long ago lost the support of the Democratic liberal base. With his many votes, like yesterday’s, in favor of wasteful spending, I don’t see how Arcuri will make up the difference with conservative voters.