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    A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq - latimes.com

    As the rest of the world have been saying for ages... but I love this part.

    The $32.5-million cost of a sewage treatment facility for the war-ravaged city of Fallouja, begun in 2005 by the U.S. military, has mushroomed to $104 million, and will now reach only 4,300 homes instead of the 24,500 originally envisioned, if it ever reaches any homes at all. Although the treatment plant is almost complete, the contract did not include a pipeline to connect the plant to the town.
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    The story was similar in other sectors. A recent audit cites the example of an unfinished slaughterhouse in Basra — price tag $5.6 million — that was undertaken without securing a supply of water to wash away the blood.

    Talk about incompetence... but guessing the Bush officials in charge got promoted for this.
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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq - latimes.com

    As the rest of the world have been saying for ages... but I love this part.



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    Talk about incompetence... but guessing the Bush officials in charge got promoted for this.
    That whole war was a massive waste of money, time, resources and most of all lives. We should NEVER have gone there in the first place, when there we should have left rapidly, not stayed and stayed and stayed. Sadly the Iraqi people will be paying the price of this war for generations to come - meanwhile Haliburton and Co made millions.
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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Every war after WWII the US has been involved in has been a waste. Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Kosovo, Panama etc etc. None of these conflicts were any business of the US. We had no business getting involved. It's all big business buying Washington. War makes money for the elite while things go to **** for the rest of us.
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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    The war wasn't a waste for the people who had designs on the nation from day one. The natural resource contracts that have been established at great cost will serve the respective industries and the western world for a long time. There is enough security in Iraq and regional support to ensure that the oil keeps flowing, even if other areas of Iraq come under siege again. The missing link continues to be Iran. If Iran could be seized, then the pipeline could run all the way to the Mediterranean and be under exclusive control of the U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies.

    The thing that bugs me most about the war is that it was a corporate agenda being paid for with public dollars. It's the trend that government now supports: socialize the risk, privatize the profits.

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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Most of this conflict was fought surrounded by a God awful mess, I hope the government collectively learns from it.

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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Most of this conflict was fought surrounded by a God awful mess, I hope the government collectively learns from it.
    When has that ever happened?
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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Most of this conflict was fought surrounded by a God awful mess, I hope the government collectively learns from it.
    I hope the peple learn from it, but suspect that is as unlikely as the government learning.

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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    That whole war was a massive waste of money, time, resources and most of all lives. We should NEVER have gone there in the first place, when there we should have left rapidly, not stayed and stayed and stayed. Sadly the Iraqi people will be paying the price of this war for generations to come - meanwhile Haliburton and Co made millions.
    Oh my... this is what happens after having a massive OD of Kool Aid.

    They will be paying the price?
    Do you realize 1 million people died under sanctions and Maddie Albright claimed it was "worth the cost"?
    Do you realize they won't have rape rooms, be throwing people off building and won't be murdered because the leader feels threatened?
    Do you realize the Iraqi's are benefiting from the defeat of Saddam and the neutering of terrorists that flocked to the area after the war?
    Do you realize it is now a democracy with a constitution, not a hell hole of evil run by a tyrant and his sick sons and cling-ons?
    Do you realize he used WMD, had them and Hans Blix reported to the UN he lied about what he had and they believed he was in possession of WMD?

    Phew... what they teach kids in school these days.

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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Oh my... this is what happens after having a massive OD of Kool Aid.

    They will be paying the price?
    Do you realize 1 million people died under sanctions and Maddie Albright claimed it was "worth the cost"?
    Do you realize they won't have rape rooms, be throwing people off building and won't be murdered because the leader feels threatened?
    Do you realize the Iraqi's are benefitting from the defeat of Saddam and the neutering of terrorists that flocked to the area fter the war?
    Do you realize it is now a democracy with a constitution, not a hell hole of evil run by a tyrant and his sick sons and cling-ons?
    Do you realize he used WMD, had them and Hans Blix reported to the UN he lied about hat he had and they believed he was in possession of WMD?

    Phew... what they teach kids in school these days.

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    Adding more needless eaths isn't a help. it's adding injury to injury and not helping.

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    Re: A U.S. 'legacy of waste' in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Adding more needless eaths isn't a help. it's adding injury to injury and not helping.
    In English please... no comprende.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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