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#3207031 - 03/28/13 07:48 PM Iraq: The Colossal Failure
Stalkhunter
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Indeed, from 2003-2011 the United States has spent $823B in Iraq, although total long-term healthcare costs and other expenditures may reach an astounding $4T. At a time when U.S. bridges, highways and other infrastructure crumble from disrepair, $60B in taxpayer money has been earmarked for Iraqi reconstruction. A March 6 Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) 186-page report concluded that approximately 15% of these funds were wasted outright. Other allocations disappeared via embezzlement and kickbacks.

One example should be enough to infuriate any red-blooded American. In June 2004 the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority earmarked $35M for a Fallujah waste-water treatment facility. They projected an 18-month construction window. Eight years later, total expenditures rose to $108M and it’s still not finished, serving only one-third of city-dwellers. Worst of all, contractors estimated they need another $87M to complete the project by 2014.
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#3207035 - 03/28/13 07:50 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Stalkhunter]
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It was never about WMD's or getting rid of an evil dictator, but I digress.
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#3207036 - 03/28/13 07:51 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: smstone22]
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I know in my opinion what it was about.
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#3207564 - 03/29/13 10:18 AM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Stalkhunter]
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Follow the money. War/rebuilding don't come cheap.
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#3207789 - 03/29/13 02:24 PM Re: Iraq: The Colossal Failure [Re: Big Ben]
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IMO, the Bush administration had decided it was in our "national interests" to invade and occupy Iraq. All they needed was an event to use as an excuse. We were told $60 billion max and the war would essentially pay for itself. Every bit as big a lie as anything that has come from the Obama administration.

Very similar to the Obama administration already deciding that gun control is in our "national interests". They had to wait until Sandy Hook to have their event and make their push.
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