Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Rebuilding Iraq Wasted $1,500 of Your Tax Dollars Per Minute

Stat of the Day Rebuilding Iraq Wasted $1,500 of Your Tax Dollars Per Minute Reuters Philip Bump 824 Views Mar 6, 2013 “Ultimately,” the final report from Stuart Bowen, the Special Investigator General for Iraq Reconstruction, suggests, “we estimate that … Continue reading

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Iraq rebuilding is an $8 billion bust

Iraq rebuilding is an $8 billion bust David Murphy 12:02 PM on 03/07/2013 More than $8 billion in taxpayer funds earmarked to help rebuild Iraq were wasted through a combination of mismanagement, ineptitude and corruption, according to a new report released … Continue reading

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SIGIR: Decade-Long Scheme Ended With Failure

Final Report: $60 Billion Iraq Reconstruction Accomplished Little SIGIR: Decade-Long Scheme Ended With Failure by Jason Ditz, March 05, 2013 What is expected to be the final report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) has come out, … Continue reading

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Corruption and Mismanagement in Iraq

Isobel Coleman Corruption and Mismanagement in Iraq by Isobel Coleman March 6, 2013 A U.S. and an Iraqi soldier raise the Iraqi national flag during the handover ceremony of a military camp to the Iraqi army in Baghdad’s Gazaliya district … Continue reading

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U.S. Wasted Billions Rebuilding Iraq

U.S. Wasted Billions Rebuilding Iraq By Hayes Brown on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:12 am As the 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq approaches, the body charged with overseeing Iraq’s reconstruction has issued its final report, … Continue reading

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Why Being So Right Feels So Bad

Why Being So Right Feels So Bad Why did it take the State Department 10 years and billions of dollars to figure out that Iraq reconstruction was a massive failure? BY PETER VAN BUREN | MARCH 6, 2013 I was … Continue reading

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US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq

US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq By Luis Martinez @LMartinezABC Mar 6, 2013 3:12pm Almost 10 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an accounting of the $60 billion the U.S. spent to help rebuild … Continue reading

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U.S. Spent Too Much In Iraq, Got Little In Return, Watchdog Report Says

U.S. Spent Too Much In Iraq, Got Little In Return, Watchdog Report Says by Krishnadev Calamur March 06, 2013 5:53 PM Ten years and $60 billion in taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its … Continue reading

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