Monday, October 31, 2005

U.S. ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq: report concludes

U.S. ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
The U.S. government had “no comprehensive policy or regulatory guidelines” in place for staffing the management of postwar Iraq, according to the top government watchdog overseeing the country’s reconstruction.

The lack of planning had plagued reconstruction since the US-led invasion, and been exacerbated by a “general lack of co-ordination” between US government agencies charged with the rebuilding of Iraq, said Stuart Bowen, the special inspector-general for Iraq reconstruction, in a report released on Sunday.

His 110-page quarterly report, delivered to Congress at the weekend, has underscored how a “reconstruction gap” is emerging that threatens to leave many projects planned by the US on the drawing board.

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enigma4ever said...

and where do we find this gem of a report? is it available to the public ? Not shocking..but I would like to read it...I just can't believe that they really don't have a plan...I mean how could they do that ....

Contested Terrain said...

Hi enigma4ever,
Great question. I'm not sure how recent the report is, but it was released by the Congressional General Accounting Office and reported in most, particularly European, papers on Sunday.
For thge best summary of the coverage of this report check out Jerome a Paris on the Daily Kos:
Thanks for checking out Contested Terrain. I hope to herar from you again soon.