According to the article at the time:
Rumsfeld promised change but the next day – Sept. 11-- the world changed and in the rush to fund the war on terrorism, the war on waste seems to have been forgotten.I think that might be a bit of an understatement there, Mr./Ms. CBS Newsperson.
And since 2001, the US military budget has more than doubled:
I wonder how much the Pentagon wouldn't be able to account for now? But no one cares anymore, it seems. As a government employee, I'm continuously amazed at how the government must pinch pennies - except when it comes to military spending. It just makes no sense.
Anyway, this post is just a small aside - I'll have a real, reflective piece on 9/11 tomorrow.