If it wasn't bad enough?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by AfterSSE, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. I had a sinking feeling 4yrs ago when I found out Cheney and Haliburton were going to be part of the "reconstruction' of Iraq......that this type of thing would happen.

    Follow the money... :threaten:


    This is mind boggling...
  2. I am sure we all remember the millions of dollars flown into Iraq on pallets that inexplicably disappeared and as you say AfterSSE it's no surprise.
  3. The sad reality is this is not a new story. We (the world) have known about this for quite some time now. Modern conflict is about getting rid of the source of the problem. Once achieved we seem honour bound to jump in and fix the old place up again only we'll modernise, make it better and just like what we like, rather than what the locals want. After all, we know best.

    This is the opening for the "contractor" and anyone with influence will get the juicy contracts. Since we all know that Iraq is a long way from the Home of the Free, the logistical costs alone in getting materials and people out there is high. Add to this the costs of keeping it safe, the money for smoothing the path, etc. More money to pay for "experts" to consult, give their opinion, etc and then of course there is the additional percentage added on at each stage of the process. War may be expensive but post war is [email protected] extortionate!!

    Now can anyone do the math on whether it would have been cheaper to have more specialist military personnel on site to rebuild bridges, roads, hospitals, schools and other key elements of infrastructure using local labour to subsidise, or continue with the spiralling out of control process that exists in Iraq today. Of course we couldn't do that because we no longer have the expert military personnel in the quantities required.

    Oh yeah, has anyone seen Iraq for Sale - the War Profiteer??

  4. The movie: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' goes into alot of depth about your arguement re Cheney and others!! Amazing how 'VITAL' rebuilding projects are left to the American's isn't it??

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