Monday, September 25, 2006

VA underestimated costs, The Debt Gets Bigger

Report: VA underestimated costs - Yahoo! News

Yet more incompetence, this time affecting the people who are fighting Bush's War.
"WASHINGTON - The government used prewar data to estimate the cost of caring for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, contributing to a $3 billion budget shortfall at the Veterans Affairs Department since 2005, congressional investigators say.

The department used 'unrealistic assumptions, errors in estimation and insufficient data' to project its budget, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Wednesday.
Investigators also said the VA failed to estimate correctly the costs for these war veterans partly because the agency could not get accurate information from the Defense Department."
"Unrealistic Assumptions" and "Errors in Estimation"...I can't think of better metaphors for Neocon leadership....well, o.k....maybe "Incompetent War Mongerers" would work as well.


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