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    Watchdog Says Government Has Tried To Silence Him On Afghanistan

    on wednesday at 5pm as evil darrell issa was departing the still reverberating rayburn office building, the overreaching chair of house oversight offered, "this hearing is now over but this investigation is not"

    warming to his warning, he reached out to whistle blowers wherever they might reside

    "today should demonstrate that in fact it is the right time to come forward, tell us your story and we'll make sure it gets told," evil issa intoned

    Lawmakers want more 'whistle-blowers' to step forward | The Daily Caller


    The watchdog who tracks the billions of taxpayer dollars spent to rebuild Afghanistan says government officials have tried to silence him because they think he's embarrassing the White House and Afghan President Hamid Karzai by pointing out the waste and fraud.

    John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, used a speech at the New America Foundation on Wednesday to blast government “bureaucrats”' who have told him to stop publicizing damning audits that detail case after case of waste, corruption and mismanagement of rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan. Some government officials have even complained that they aren't allowed to pre-screen or edit his reports, he said.

    “Since my appointment by the president last summer, I have been surprised to learn how many people both in and out of the government do not understand the role of an independent inspector general,” Sopko said.

    “Over the last 10 months, I have been criticized by some bureaucrats for not pre-clearing my press releases with them, for not letting them edit the titles of my audits, for talking too much to Congress, for talking too much to the press … and, basically, for not being a 'team player' and undermining 'our country’s mission in Afghanistan,'” he said.

    Many in our government, even some surprisingly senior officials you think would know better, seem to believe that an inspector general should be their partner — or, more correctly, their silent partner,” he said. “In their opinion, my reports should be slipped in a sealed envelope in the dead of night under the door — never to see the light of day — because those reports could embarrass the administration, embarrass President Karzai, embarrass Afghanistan.”
    Watchdog says government has tried to silence him on Afghanistan - Stephanie Gaskell -

    more arm wrenching from the chicago cabal?

    do you think they'll sic the irs on him?

    the embattled ig, who earns opprobrium for insisting on doing his job, has, by the way, uncovered 73 separate instances of "waste, corruption and mismanagement," totaling a net loss of almost half a billion dollars

    nyt, however, may have scooped mr sopko with "the bags of cia cash" story, just last week

    who's next to warble a word against this white house?


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    Re: Watchdog Says Government Has Tried To Silence Him On Afghanistan

    Lol @ Issa trying to play McCarthy.
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