If a person counted one number per second, it would take about 11 days to count to one million. It would take 33 years to count to one billion. Yet they sound so similar to most of us.
Along that line, the British newspaper Guardian Unlimited ran a story today with enormous numbers. But unless you stop the think about the real enormity of the amounts, it hardly seems to raise an eyebrow. The Republicans in Congress attack the U.N. for mismanaging the Iraqi oil-for-food program...but there seems to be another story.
Fraud and corruption
Forget the UN. The US occupation regime helped itself to $8.8 bn of mostly Iraqi money in just 14 months
Tuesday February 8, 2005