Special Inspector General Says US May Be Biggest Violator of Iran Oil Embargo


Nothing to see here. Just more responsible government in action.

Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being wasted in Afghanistan on fruitless reconstruction projects that are awash in corruption and have little government oversight, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Additionally, lack of oversight may have led to the United States funding the purchase of Iranian oil in direct violation of sanctions against Iran.

The lack of oversight has potentially allowed the Afghan government to spend millions of U.S. dollars purchasing Iranian oil. Such expenditures would constitute a violation of economic sanctions, according to lead inspector John Sopko, who told Congress Wednesday that the Obama administration has failed to account for how funds are spent.

“We found out that Iranian oil is the cheapest oil,” Sopko told the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “Then we thought, ‘Hold it, we have no control … we have no idea where they’re [the Afghan government] buying the oil.”

“I said the U.S. could be the biggest violator of the oil embargo,” Sopko said. “We went out a took a look and found that no one knows because we weren’t keeping records.”

Well records like budgets are overrated.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    I bet the 'dear one' will do away with inspector General oversite.

  • Marc

    Could we get an over site committee to oversight the government oversite committee?

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    EVERYTHING is fungible under the radical, Islamist reign of Obama. However, truth is the most fungible commodity of all.

    When ones objective is to deconstruct America, and ones leanings are both radically left and tilting towards green, then surely ignoring the so called embargo, while feigning to placing the stiffest sanctions of all, is a done deal.

    And guess what? When ones joined-at-the-hip surrogate/adviser is none other than Iranian born, red leaning Valerie Jarrett, just how far does one think this administration is willing to risk – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/02/valerie-jarre

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • JacksonPearson

    Advice to Special Inspector General Sopko….make sure to avoids places like Fort Marcy Park, and Chicago, otherwise, full steam ahead at your own risk!

    • Gee

      Or the White House, Foggy Bottom both bastions of Islamofascist regimes