ACTION ALERT: Have a SIGAR
Are you tired of Bush cronyism? Have you had enough of the ineptitude? Are you concerned that the way this administration has handled the war on terror is making us LESS safe?
The Bush administration treats the war on terror as a way to pad the pockets of friends, such as Halliburton and Blackwater. These companies are making a killing on the taxpayer dime and failing to deliver on services and products promised…or worse, destroying our reputation by their “malfeance” (make that malfeasance). We need oversight in Afghanistan, the real front in the war on terrorists. With Osama bin Laden and the Taliban roaming free in the Afghani countryside, bungling reconstruction there will only help them recruit more terrorists hell-bent on attacking us.
Fortunately, Congress can do something positive to improve the situation. The House and the Senate are meeting in conference in the next couple weeks to iron out the details on the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (HR1585). While both bills include a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Senate passed a version that is much more comprehensive. It oversees all of our reconstruction efforts there, not just the Department of Defense’s efforts.
So write to Congress and tell your Senators and Representative that you support the Senate version of SIGAR in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1585).