Saturday, January 13, 2007

What a shame

Iraq has run out of reconstruction money. The funds in the so-called Development Fund for Iraq – some $20 billion of Iraqi money – were spent by Paul Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority in the first year of the occupation. The US Embassy in Baghdad has spent virtually all of the $18.4 billion that Congress appropriated for ‘rebuilding’ the country; $5.6 billion of it was used to run the embassy, promote American ‘values’ and set up the new armed forces and police. Most of the American money never even gets to Iraq. The bulk of it has gone to American consultants, or into American contractors’ international bank accounts.
The Least Accountable Regime in the Middle East
This is an outrage, a fucking shame. There are not enough people to hang in the US government and in the boards of the companies like KBR and a like, to bring justice to Iraq. Fuck. And I say this despite the fact that I am usually against the "capital" punishment.

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