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US-Iraqi contract 'in disarray'

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by PoliticalGrrrl, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. PoliticalGrrrl

    PoliticalGrrrl Active Member

    Oct 21, 2007
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    Are we *ever* going to see an end to this? In our lifetimes? By the time our children are adults!?

    More mismanagement and blatant disregard for the mission by our government. Yes, they contracted with a private company, but who was overseeing this project!? Do they just let the reigns loose with a thumbs up and "good luck" or....?

    Makes me sick. :mad:
  2. Popeye

    Popeye Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2007
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    Come on, it's "only" 1.2 billion dollars. Remember the 9 billion that came up missing? This is all brought to you by the party that claims to be against government waste. Iraq is, without a doubt, one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in our nations history. All the brainchild of a very foolish neocon Republican administration.
  3. jb_1430

    jb_1430 Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2007
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    We could only be so lucky to have it be a "Republican" "neocon" or Bush problem. If it was, we could simply vote out of office "Republican" and "neocon" candidates, or wait for the end of Bush's term, and the problem would be gone. We have a long history of $1000 toilet seats and $500 screws. Throw the fog of war into the mix and we shouldnt be surprised that it gets even worse. We can only hope at least some of the missing 1.2 billion was actually spent on training Iraqis, and the expenditures simply cant be accounted for through documentation, as opposed to ending up in the pocket of some dynacorp fat cat.
    I think we can always count on government to be inefficient, wasteful and corrupt with money. The best solution is to give them less of it.

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