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5. US ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq
US ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
Published: October 30 2005 21:01 | Last updated: October 30 2005 23:47

The US government had “no comprehensive policy or regulatory guidelines” in place for staffing the management of postwar Iraq, according to the top government watchdog overseeing the country’s reconstruction.

The lack of planning had plagued reconstruction since the US-led invasion, and been exacerbated by a “general lack of co-ordination” between US government agencies charged with the rebuilding of Iraq, said Stuart Bowen, the special inspector-general for Iraq reconstruction, in a report released on Sunday.

His 110-page quarterly report, delivered to Congress at the weekend, has underscored how a “reconstruction gap” is emerging that threatens to leave many projects planned by the US on the drawing board.

“Nearly two years ago, the US developed a reconstruction plan that specified a target number of projects that would be executed using the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund.

“That number was revised downward . Now it appears that the actual number of projects completed will be even lower,” Mr Bowen says in his report. Increasing security costs were “the most salient” reason behind the shortfall, he concluded.
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  -U.S. Inquiry Cites Missteps in Iraqi Reconstruction IChing  Oct-30-05 05:32 PM   #0 
  - lol -- that's the bushco way!  xchrom   Oct-30-05 05:37 PM   #1 
  - Ready, fire, aim! Oops, out of ammo -- back to Congress for more!  damntexdem   Oct-30-05 06:28 PM   #3 
  - Just a few ideas on where to find the money ...  NanceGreggs   Oct-30-05 05:45 PM   #2 
  - Financial Times: US ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq  Eugene   Oct-30-05 07:52 PM   #4 
  - US ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq  RedEarth   Oct-30-05 08:28 PM   #5 
  - Doesn't mention that Colin Powell's State Dept *had* a plan Rummy dissed  KeepItReal   Oct-30-05 08:28 PM   #6 
  - Yes......Chaos was their only plan .  goforit   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #7 
     - Don't forget to add  givemebackmycountry   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #8 
     - There's alot of money in "unexpected chaos" lately, huh?  KeepItReal   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #11 
  - I thought the plan consisted of the Iraqis welcoming us with  barb162   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #9 
  - The same plan the Bushenfurher has for New Orleans  IChing   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #10 
  - who needs policy if you just want the money?  natrat   Oct-30-05 08:29 PM   #12 
  - Geez...  TOhioLiberal   Oct-30-05 09:18 PM   #13 
  - This is a COMPLETE clusterfuck!  grytpype   Oct-30-05 09:21 PM   #14 
  - US auditor urges anti-corruption drive in Iraq  struggle4progress   Oct-30-05 10:12 PM   #15 
  - U.S. Planned Poorly for Rebuilding Iraq, Inspector General Says  struggle4progress   Oct-30-05 10:13 PM   #16 
  - As far as I can tell...  ninkasi   Oct-30-05 10:25 PM   #17 
  - You said it.  daleo   Oct-30-05 10:55 PM   #18 
  - kick  IChing   Oct-31-05 08:08 AM   #19 
  - U.S. funds to rebuild Iraq drying up  Judi Lynn   Oct-31-05 08:40 AM   #20 
  - when you leave, please turn on the light  tocqueville   Oct-31-05 08:40 AM   #21 
  - there's so many layers of hypocrisy surrounding the illegal Iraqi invasion  Solly Mack   Oct-31-05 08:40 AM   #22 
  - We bomb it we rebuild it we bomb it we rebuild it we bomb it we  patsified   Oct-31-05 08:41 AM   #23 
  - The last two paragraphs just begin to touch on the mismanagement.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-31-05 08:41 AM   #24 
  - Iraq War just one giant boondoggle, a way for many to get rich.  cassiepriam   Oct-31-05 08:41 AM   #25 
  - Yeah and i thought the reconsrtuction was going to be done  libodem   Oct-31-05 11:56 AM   #26 

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