Tuesday, October 23, 2007

astonishing: the lack of state department spending-controls for private security contractors


the new york times has run
a story
on the relatively-anemic
internal-oversight -- on contractor
spending at the department of state,
under condoleezza rice -- primarily
for security contractors in iraq, like
dyncorp and blackwater. . .

what may well otherwise be lost, i think,
on the average reader, is the sheer magnitude
of the spending -- compared to the skeleton-like
crew, supposedly overseeing it. so, i made this. . .

as ever, click it to enlarge:



a s t o n i s h i n g.

and yes, the
binoculars are
to relative scale.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice graphic, nolo.

-pdaly

nolo said...

thanks -- i've long
enjoyed reading your
comments on nexthurrah,
and the lake. . .

c'mon back, now. . .

p e a c e