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Letter: Election ‘carnival barkers’ distract from real issues

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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:12 am

While it seems most of America is caught up in the election year theatrics, similar to what occurs during a fight on an elementary school playground, a report released on money wasted during the Iraq war goes unnoticed.

The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Funds is quoted as saying “the precise amount lost to fraud and waste can never be known”. The figure seems to be well into the billions, though.

So while we are all getting the entertainment of such content as name calling and label throwing, corruption will exist because the public allows it to. We are all focused on the carnival barker leadership, that detracts from our awareness on other huge problems.

Mark Swartz

Mesa

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