<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: $16 billion later, Iraq's infrastructure worse than before

Thursday, February 09, 2006

$16 billion later, Iraq's infrastructure worse than before

Even though $16 billion of American taxpayer money has been spent on fixing what we broke in Iraq, the country's oil, electricity, water, and sewer systems are still operating below preinvasion standards, according to government witnesses testifying at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing yesterday.

Two of the witnesses also said they believed that the World Bank's estimate of $56 billion for rebuilding over the next several years was too low.

Obviously, since we broke Iraq, we should have to fix it. But the question still remains: Why did we break it in the first place? And where will the money come from to fix it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/international/middleeast/
09hearing.html

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