Why The Troof Still Doesn't Matter
Gotta laugh at this article over at Troof News, the latest attempt by the Troofers to put together a news site for "veterans". Not in terms of actual war veterans, but in terms of "Truth veterans" (i.e., those who've been lying for years).
John Albanese leads with the missing $2.3 trillion:
On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced that an estimated $2.3 Trillion in Pentagon spending was missing – and unaccounted for. One day later, on 9/11, the story also disappeared, along with any semblances of governmental accountability and journalistic integrity.
In the wake of 9/11, America was a traumatized nation where asking difficult questions was often perceived as unpatriotic and equated with disloyalty.
Forget the fact that $2.3 Trillion equals the GDP of Italy. Forget that the military only spent an estimated $311 billion in the year 2000 – and that approximately 7.5 times that amount had disappeared. We were at war the very next day on 9/11 – and that was all that mattered.
Now of course, a normal person might wonder what would have happened if, say, Donald Rumsfeld had been smart enough oh, not to mention the missing $2.3 trillion. And like all Troofer idiots, Albanese appears to think it was really missing. but what Rumsfeld really meant was that the Pentagon's accounting systems were out of date, and so they couldn't account for $2.3 trillion.
And of course, Albanese ignores the fact that Rumsfeld was far from the first to talk about the $2.3 trillion. Indeed, it had been reported in the news before he even took over as Defense Secretary. For example, in March 2000, when the Democrats were still in charge:
By JOHN M. DONNELLY The Associated Press 03/03/00 5:44 PM Eastern
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military's money managers last year made almost $7 trillion in adjustments to their financial ledgers in an attempt to make them add up, the Pentagon's inspector general said in a report released Friday.
The Pentagon could not show receipts for $2.3 trillion of those changes, and half a trillion dollars of it was just corrections of mistakes made in earlier adjustments.
And in February 2001:
There's still huge accounting problems in the Pentagon. They don't even know how much money they have or are spending. The inspector general of the Pentagon said there are 2.3 trillion dollars in items that they can't quite account for.
So the idea that Rummy put out the word on the $2.3 trillion on September 10, 2001 because he knew the events of the following day would bury it is a typical Troofer fantasy. It's classic pre hoc reasoning by Albanese.