Federal Report Finds $100B Failure in US Reconstruction of Iraq

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Listen to the interview done by Democracy Now with Mr. Miller of the investigative website ProPublica.

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Read the report:  Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience (PDF), Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

T. CHRISTIAN MILLER: For me, the most interesting thing or the interesting conclusions in the report is that, going forward, today—it’s been five years since the invasion of Iraq—the US government still doesn’t have in place the tools that it needs to undertake a big nation-building effort abroad. We just simply don’t have the capacity, the technical knowledge, the organizational skills to be able to do something like that. And that’s important, because that’s what President-elect Barack Obama is planning for Afghanistan.

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