If it wasn't bad enough?

#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:

The US agency overseeing reconstruction in Iraq has told the BBC that economic mismanagement and corruption there is equivalent to "a second insurgency".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6922347.stm

This is mind boggling...
Last year, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's government only spent 22% of its budget on vital rebuilding projects, while spending 99% of the allocation for salaries, he said.
:rambo:
 
#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??

SF
 
#4
AfterSSE said:
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:

The US agency overseeing reconstruction in Iraq has told the BBC that economic mismanagement and corruption there is equivalent to "a second insurgency".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6922347.stm

This is mind boggling...
Last year, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's government only spent 22% of its budget on vital rebuilding projects, while spending 99% of the allocation for salaries, he said.
:rambo:
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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