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
to relative scale.