"Perhaps most puzzling of all is what happened as the day approached for the handover of power (and the remaining funds) to the incoming Iraqi interim government. Instead of carefully conserving the Iraqi money for the new government, the Coalition Provisional Authority went on an extraordinary spending spree. Some $5bn was committed or spent in the last month alone, very little of it adequately accounted for."
Not in the least.
Rhetoric and empty promises aside, this war was always about diverting money into the pockets of the administation's financial backers.
How many incidents does it take to form a pattern?