Sat Apr 28, 2007
From the same folks who brought you the “reconstruction” of New Orleans …
Rebuilt Iraq Projects Found Crumbling
by JAMES GLANZ
The New York Times
April 29, 2007
“In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were NO LONGER OPERATING as designed because of plumbing and electrical FAILURES, lack of proper maintenance, apparent looting and expensive equipment that lay idle.
The United States has previously admitted, sometimes under pressure from federal inspectors, that some of its reconstruction projects have been abandoned, delayed or poorly constructed.
But this is the first time inspectors have found that projects officially declared a success — in some cases, as little as six months before the latest inspections — were NO LONGER WORKING properly.
[NOTE FROM ME: Not to worry though [sneer]; Halliburton already collected its money for these jobs.
So, whether things are falling apart or not is of NO concern for the folks at Halliburton — including Dick Cheney, who still collects money from Halliburton.]
Read the rest of this here.
See also here.
As I wrote before: NO schools, hospitals, etc. were built in Iraq since Bush’s March 2003 invasion.
Bush’s Iraq war was officially about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Only talk, as the only things built in Iraq, as the US goverment says, are prisons (apparently, dictator Saddam Hussein had not built enough of those).
The ‘rebuilding’ of Iraq and the CPA: here.
Bechtel in Iraq: here.