astonishing: the lack of state department spending-controls for private security contractors

the new york times has run
a story
on the relatively-anemic
internal-oversight — on contractor
spending at the department of state,
under condoleezza rice — primarily
for security contractors in iraq, like
dyncorp and blackwater. . .

what may well otherwise be lost, i think,
on the average reader, is the sheer magnitude
of the spending — compared to the skeleton-like
crew, supposedly overseeing it. so, i made this. . .

as ever, click it to enlarge:

a s t o n i s h i n g.

and yes, the
binoculars are
to relative scale.

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2 responses to “astonishing: the lack of state department spending-controls for private security contractors

  1. nice graphic, nolo.

    -pdaly

  2. thanks — i’ve long
    enjoyed reading your
    comments on nexthurrah,
    and the lake. . .

    c’mon back, now. . .

    p e a c e

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