Rumsfeld says $2.3 Trillion never lost, just untracked


Anthony Antonello asks Donald Rumsfeld if he ever found that missing $2.3 Trillion

We Are Change NEPA activists Anthony Antonello and Danny Panzella wait at CPAC to ask Donald Rumsfeld if he ever found that $2.3 Trillion that he said was unaccounted for at a press conference the day before 9/11. To his credit, Rumsfeld responds, though with a dubious answer. The former Secretary of Defense explains that the $2.3 Trillion was never truly lost, but rather untracked in a complex accountability system

CBS News, Jan 29, 2002The War On Waste: Defense Department Cannot Account For 25% Of Funds — $2.3 Trillion

SF Chronicle, May 18, 2003: Military waste under fire: $1 trillion missing — Bush plan targets Pentagon

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Rumsfeld Buries Admission of Missing 2+ Trillion Dollars in 9/10/01 Press Conference

http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/trillions.html

On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld stated: “According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.” According to a report by the Inspector General, the Pentagon cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends. 1 2

Such a disclosure normally might have sparked a huge scandal. However, the commencement of the attack on New York City and Washington in the morning would assure that the story remained buried. To the trillions already missing from the coffers, an obedient Congress terrorized by anthrax attacks would add billions more in appropriations to fight the “War on Terror.”

The Comptroller of the Pentagon at the time of the attack was Dov Zakheim, who was appointed in May of 2001. Before becoming the Pentagon’s money-manager, he was an executive at System Planning Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled aircraft systems. 3 4 Zakheim is a member of the Project for a New American Century and participated in the creation of its 2000 position paper Rebuilding America’s Defenses which called for “a New Pearl Harbor.” 5

Estimates of the sums of money missing vary wildly. A 2003 report put the amount missing at “more than a trillion dollars.” 6


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