Add this to the pile of monumental screw-ups committed by the Bush administration.
A lengthy investigation published Thursday reveals that the Pentagon gave an inexperienced 22-year-old a $300 million contract to provide ammunition to Afghanistan. The shady deal resulted in decades old, substandard munitions being delivered to US and Afghan troops fighting on the front lines of the war on terror.
So to recap: During the free-cash-giveaway that is defense contracting, the Pentagon awards $300 million to the company of a clueless 22 year old, resulting in our soldiers having to use substandard weaponry.
The bright side? According to his MySpace page, he's a "super nice guy." That's nice to know, at least.
Thank God Waxman is on the case. We'll definitely be following this one.