Thursday, May 03, 2007

Did You Know - Rebuilding Failures

Seems to me that the big question about GWB is, 'is there anything that he hasn't screwed up?" The following is from the New York Times - click here to read more...

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.

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