In this news story entitled US paying allies to fight war in Iraq,
and admission is made as to how much was paid, and to what countries to " facilitate" the fighting in Iraq.
Ugone also revealed that $135 million were given to forces from three countries UK, South Korea and Poland to facilitate their participation in the war. This is the first time that the US has officially admitted paying its allies in the so-called Coalition of the Willing that invaded Iraq in March 2003.
I gotta admit, I was surprised to see the UK listed.
Also intersting to note, is just how badly all this money for the war has been managed
The tale of massive fraud and embezzlement of millions of dollars by the US military in its operations in Iraq continues. Testifying before the US Congress Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on 22 May, Mary Ugone, deputy inspector general of accounts in the Pentagon said that an audit of $8.2 billion spending related to the Iraq war showed that $7.8 billion had been improperly spent.7.8 billion of 8.2 billion mispent???