We are not in the business of balancing books."
Zakheim, an ordained rabbi, is leaving Pentagon finances in shambles with more than 5,000 different financial systems supposedly in place. That means 5,000 open-ended opportunities for fraud.
If his position was Chief Financial Officer of a major corporation, Zakheim would be charged with criminal conspiracy, negligence and thousands of counts of fraud. As it is, he is joining the so-called private sector.
After all, privatizing government fraud through the control of accounting and IT systems in federal agencies is the most lucrative scam in America.
The US, after all, is One Nation Under Fraud.
Ask Rabbi Zakheim. He can tell you how it's done.
* URI DOWBENKO is one of Alternative Media's foremost writers and media analysts and the author of "Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy." A distinctive voice of modern American journalism, he is also the founder of Alternative Media websites: Conspiracy Planet.com, Al Martin Raw.com, Steamshovel Press.com, and Conspiracy Digest.com. His latest book to be published in Spring 2004 is called"Hoodwinked: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open" the most politically incorrect moview reviews ever published. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org