The Reform movement called for consistent oversight of how U.S. funds are spent in Iraq. The movement’s Religious Action Center called attention Wednesday to President Bush’s signing last week of the Defense Authorization Act, which within a year phases out the inspector general’s office overseeing Iraq reconstruction. “Oversight is an essential element of an efficient reconstruction effort, which is necessary for the success of the Iraqi state and what is due to the American taxpayers who are financing it,” the center said in a statement. “We call on our members of Congress and the administration to show their commitment to the reconstruction of Iraq in words and deed.”
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