16 December 2008

America Supports You Troop Charity Receives Shellacking From Pentagon Report

Danger Room warned us on Friday that a report criticizing lucrative contracts made between the government-funded America Supports You and the PR firm Susan Davis International would be nasty...and it sure was. Bloomberg has the details from the DoD Inspector General audit and it's damning stuff. Full text of the audit shows celebrities charging "convenience fees" for playing troop benefit concerts, inappropriate use of corporate branding for the non-profit, and the payment of 6-figure salaries to PR execs in Susan Davis International.

There's money to be made in selling off patriotism, and it looks like some greedy bastards in DC took the bait. Did you ever think that bureacrats in Washington would be so easily misguided by the almighty dollar? I am shocked!