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Tracking $30 Billion Spent in Iraq

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Tracking $30 Billion Spent in Iraq

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Tracking $30 Billion Spent in Iraq

Tracking $30 Billion Spent in Iraq

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Stuart Bowen is the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. His office has just released its seventh Quarterly Report to Congress. The report documents how $30 billion set aside for Iraqi reconstruction was spent — and how to prevent waste and fraud.

Bowen has served in the post since October 2004. Formerly, he served in the White House and was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Patton Boggs LLP.

Bowen's ties to Bush go back to the early 1990s, when he worked in the Texas governor's office. Bowen was also an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he achieved the rank of captain.