Investigative reporting team Barlett and Steele discuss the approximately 9 billion dollars “missing” in Iraq, Paul Bremer and Alan Greenspan’s denials on the matter, the fact that the “accountants” in charge were a couple in San Diego who did no accounting at all, what might have actually happened to the money, the involvement of the neocons at the Pentagon and the SAIC mercenary force.
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Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele are one of the most widely acclaimed investigative reporting teams in American journalism. They have worked together for more than three decades, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer, (1971-1997) where they won two Pulitzer Prizes and scores of other national journalism awards, then at Time magazine, (1997-2006) where they earned two National Magazine Awards, becoming the first journalists in history to win both the Pulitzer Prize for newspaper work and its magazine equivalent for magazine reporting, and now at Vanity Fair as contributing editors. They also have written seven books.