The Blogiston Post

Politics, money, and war.

Wednesday, October 1

whatta ya know

Someone agrees with bpost.
There's no question that the United States has an obligation and clear interest in rebuilding the country it invaded. The cost cannot be whittled down through political compromise or disguised as a loan.

The real problem is that without strong legislative safeguards and oversight, billions of taxpayer dollars are sure to be wasted through insufficiently competitive contracts to politically connected firms like Halliburton and Bechtel. That has largely been the pattern until now. Congress also needs to make sure that reconstruction programs do not fritter away their resources by relying on expensive American workers and supervisors when qualified, reliable and currently unemployed Iraqis could easily do the work.
It's unsigned so we don't know who agrees with us, but it's nice to know there are others out there.The Iraq Reconstruction Bonanza


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