Friday, September 09, 2005

A Castle Built Of Sand

Pnac started a civil war and now Washington reels under the costs.

Key rebuilding projects in Iraq are grinding to a halt because American money is running out and security has diverted funds intended for electricity, water and sanitation, according to US officials. ............ We have scaled back our projects in many areas," James Jeffrey, a senior state department adviser on Iraq, told a congressional committee in Washington, in remarks quoted by the Los Angeles Times. "We do not have the money."........Amid the chaos and corruption of the post-Saddam administration, insurgents also began to target the infrastructure and anyone working for the US or the Iraqi government.
It is in this context that many of the estimated 20,000 foreign security contractors now in Iraq - some paid more than $1,000 a day - are employed. Mr Bowen said $5bn had been diverted to security.

Bumbling, lack of foresight, a diversion of funds from the REAL war on terror and money that may have gone to benefit Americans instead of Iraqis who will likely team with those perceived to be our enemies. Those that feel that Bush is continually being bashed miss the point that he is often personally responsible and fails to take any accountability. Instead just pushing forward with a failed policy. This is not what many Americans want in their leaders.


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