Reason #1 — payoff to campaign contributors, in exchange for kickbacks
Reason #2 — Fast and Furious, whatever name they’ve given it now
Justification for the purchase of the vehicles and weaponry, ammo, etc., ALL should have been addressed PRIOR to placing ANY ORDERS. Congress is SUPPOSED to control the purse strings and already know what the initial justification was (and believed it to be “OK”). Like typical politicians, make the purchase and then worry where the funding comes from. The only way to resolve this monumental problem will be to stop payment for ANY OF IT and we all know congress doesn’t have the gall to do that.