Here's the latest white elephant from the folks who brought you nautical style ash trays for AWACS aircraft (Smoking isn't allowed on board), $200 dollar hammers, and coffee pots the cost as much as a used car. ABC News reports the Department of Defense spent 43 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money on a compressed natural gas fueling station in Afghanistan. This type of fuel stop typically costs about 500 thousand dollars. The idea was reportedly to help the Afghan people avail themselves of the country's abundant supply of natural gas to fuel their automobiles. It costs about 700 dollars to convert a car to natural gas. That's more than the average Afghan makes in a year.