PressTV: Don’t ask the Pentagon where its money goes. It won’t tell, by Media Benjamin


2012: What's the 'real' truth?

 It comes to auditing the Pentagon, it always requests five more years to do.If comes to auditing the Pentagon, it always requests five more years to do.

Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:59PM GMT

Medea Benjamin, otherwords.org

President Barack Obama proudly signed the law that repealed the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, freeing lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans (although not trans people) to openly serve in the military four years ago.

But when it comes to budgeting, the concept lingers on. “Don’t ask us how we spend money,” the Pentagon basically says. “Because we can’t really tell you.”

Every taxpayer, business, and government agency in America is supposed to be able to pass a financial audit by the feds, every year. It’s the law, so we do our duty. There’s one exception: the Pentagon.

Year after year, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) declares the Pentagon budget to be un-auditable. In 2013, for example, the GAO found that the Pentagon consistently fails to…

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