In a report by the Coalition Provisional Authority's own Inspector General, it was found that $8.8 billion could not be accounted for. Thyis statement was especially infuriating:
In one example, the audit said the CPA paid for 74,000 guards even though
the actual number could not be validated. In another, 8,206 guards were listed on a payroll but only 603 people doing the work could be counted.