re: #2 publicityStunted
Isn’t that a hindsight / strawman argument?
I mean the waste we might blame on contractors or Dick Cheney, or GWB in no way gives us reason to ignore costly additional contemporary errors.
Or give this administration a fraud and waste pass as long as the scale of it stays below the wars. Or pretend this administration is not responsible for fraud and waste in Iraq and Afghanistan during this administrations watch.