Roger Ailes is right: Now that a civil jury in a qui tam action has found that Custer Battles, a politically connected start-up operation, gypped the government out of millions of dollars in Iraq, it’s time to start asking where the criminal action is. The Justice Department’s declination to adopt the private civil suit isn’t an encouraging sign.
The disaster in Iraq is a powerful issue.
Corruption is a powerful issue.
Anything that combines the two — anything that reminds the voters that part of the reason things went badly in Iraq was that too much of the money we sent there was siphoned off into Republican-connected pockets — is a dynamite issue.
Repeat after me: “How much body armor could we have bought for the price of Duke Cunningham’s Rolls-Royce?”