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9/10/2001: From the theater of the absurd

On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference disclosing that more than $2.3 trillion ($2,300,000,000,000) in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for.

Via CBS News

Minnery, a former Marine turned whistle-blower, is risking his job by speaking out for the first time about the millions he noticed were missing from one defense agency’s balance sheets. Minnery tried to follow the money trail, even crisscrossing the country looking for records.

“The director looked at me and said ‘Why do you care about this stuff?’ It took me aback, you know? My supervisor asking me why I care about doing a good job,” said Minnery.

He was reassigned and says officials then covered up the problem by just writing it off.

“They have to cover it up,” he said. “That’s where the corruption comes in. They have to cover up the fact that they can’t do the job.”

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