Much of $60B from U.S. to rebuild Iraq wasted: report

Mar 6, 2013 Full story: CBS News 96

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

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Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#1 Mar 6, 2013
It was fine while Bush was President.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#2 Mar 6, 2013
Now there's a real surprise. Whod'a thunk it. Money wasted in Eye Rock. And we're still pissing it away in Clusterfuckistan.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#3 Mar 6, 2013
Mykro wrote:
Now there's a real surprise. Whod'a thunk it. Money wasted in Eye Rock. And we're still pissing it away in Clusterfuckistan.
Ask any conservative.....
far better to blowup Iraq hunting Phantom WMD,
and then have to pay to rebuild it then to spend it educating US school children

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 6, 2013
We never learn......

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#5 Mar 6, 2013
In the words of Gomer Pyle, "surprise surprise surprise"

Another perfect example of government touching anything and turning it into shit.

And people on both sides ask government to do more. Look at what they have done in Iraq and all over the middle east. From the destruction to the wasting of money we do not have.

And you want to them to do more..........

*sigh*
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#6 Mar 6, 2013
You cannot rebuild a nation who's culture/religion has history of being backward, violent, and repressive of basic rights.
Billy Ringo

United States

#7 Mar 6, 2013
$60B? This is a very conservative number. Other estimates have it at $5T - T as in Trillion.

What about the 2,000 lost american lives.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#8 Mar 6, 2013
No kidding, but that's the war-profiteering Bush family legacy.

It's no wonder the family now wants Jeb to be president. The presidency pays off well for the Bush clan and their buddies. When they are gone, we are still paying the bills and fixing the damage for current and future generations.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#9 Mar 6, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
$60B? This is a very conservative number. Other estimates have it at $5T - T as in Trillion.
What about the 2,000 lost american lives.
Maybe they aren't counting the billions that happened to just disappear or all the money Bushie spent and never put on the books.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Mar 6, 2013
Curtis Lowe wrote:
It was fine while Bush was President.
Short memory. You must have forgotten his criminal escape from office where he begged to save the fraudulent banksters with the tax-payer bailout.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#12 Mar 6, 2013
figgis wrote:
youtube.com/watch?v=qfuAprYAPM c
USA has no business wasting Tax Dollars on Iraq,the Money needs spent on USA pEOPLE
RON PAUL 2016!

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Since: Nov 12

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#13 Mar 6, 2013
Curtis Lowe wrote:
It was fine while Bush was President.
Since Obama closed the White House to tours while blaming his sequester in his attack against America, how many of Michele's 24 servants are going to get laid off?

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#14 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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Maybe they aren't counting the billions that happened to just disappear or all the money Bushie spent and never put on the books.
lie

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#15 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Short memory. You must have forgotten his criminal escape from office where he begged to save the fraudulent banksters with the tax-payer bailout.
hmmmmmmm you mean the one that congress approve and passed, you mean the one Obama approved of and voted for........then got to spend half the money Bush left him? That bail out, right before another trillion by Obama to his unions.

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#16 Mar 6, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Ask any conservative.....
far better to blowup Iraq hunting Phantom WMD,
and then have to pay to rebuild it then to spend it educating US school children
There were WMD's, and using 5 year old lies will get you the street creds your are struggling for.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#17 Mar 6, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>There were WMD's, and using 5 year old lies will get you the street creds your are struggling for.
Not the ones they lied about having "proof" of ...

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#18 Mar 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Not the ones they lied about having "proof" of ...
Oh you mean the ones Valerie Plame lied about to the world. Those lies.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#19 Mar 6, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Oh you mean the ones Valerie Plame lied about to the world. Those lies.
it doesn;t matter who told them what. for one to sya they have proof of WMDs that means they need to know for sure they are in a particualar spot. they did nto have that proof.

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Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#20 Mar 6, 2013
Big pallets of cash brought in to bribe corrupt Iraqi leaders and keep Sheikhs in line (enabling government to claim the 'surge' worked)...corruption in all areas of society right down the line to the local police or building contractors...shoddy or nonexistent buildings, plumbing electrical grid, infrastructure....stupid Americans throwing money at everything and getting nothing done.

Yes, a LOT to be proud of in Iraq, that's for sure. Let's all send George Bush and Dick Cheney a letter of appreciation for their concern for the Iraqi people....:(

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Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#21 Mar 6, 2013
no credibility contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Oh you mean the ones Valerie Plame lied about to the world. Those lies.
No, your and Bush's and Cheney's lies. No surprise that as part of your 'war on women' you'd try to blame Valerie Plame (after you guys treasonously outed her as a CIA operative), though, that's how the GOPee works.

America last....GOPee first. Bleccch.

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