Pentagon spends $43 million to build Afghanistan gas station, Should have cost $500K

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But hey, the Pentagon needs more funding right?

It seems one way or another we send our tax dollars over to the Middle East and central Asia and they just sink into the sand never to be seen again.

(From Reuters)

The U.S. Department of Defense spent nearly $43 million on a gas station in northern Afghanistan and has been unable to explain why it cost so much, a U.S. special inspector reported on Monday.

The Pentagon “charged the American taxpayers $43 million for what is likely to be the world’s most expensive gas station,” said John Sopko, head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a congressionally mandated body. The amount was spent between 2011 and 2014 on construction and initial implementation of the station.

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