The American Way of War in the Twenty-First Century (It's a $cam!) | Tom Engelhardt
- Letâ€™s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been the Iraqi state, at least $1.2 to $1.6 billion of it was stolen and ended up years later in a mysterious bunker in Lebanon. And thatâ€™s just what happened as the starting gun went off.