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Project mismanagement in Iraq

In a review by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 7 of the 8 reconstruction projects they reviewed were non-functioning. Each one had previously been deemed a success and handed over to the Iraqis for ongoing management and maintenance.

The 8 projects represent an investment of about $150 million dollars, drawn from the roughly $30 billion the Bush administration has put aside for Iraqi reconstruction. The Office of the Special Inspector General had hoped to visit more project sites to get a wider sampling, but most project sites were simply too unsafe to visit.



Of course, this all depends on how you define "functioning..." I'm just waiting for the Bush Administration to declare these examples of Freedom Success, or some such thing. Apparently, they're free from government oversight, and that has been a cornerstone of Republican philosophy for decades. So, in that sense, success is at hand.

Look on the bright side; some contractors have made quite a bundle on these projects. Again: Success!

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