5,962. 6/22/2004

“Defense Department auditors had begun to question the CPA’s [Coalition Provisional Authority’s] spending spree with Iraqi oil funds in the waning days of the occupation, noting that as much as $8.8 billion could not be properly accounted for, including $2.4 billion in one-hundred-dollar bills that was flown to Baghdad from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York six days before the handover of sovereignty [June 22, 2004].”

 – Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, Page 295

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