Rebuilding Iraq: The 3% Completion Story

ABC has the story — in March of 2004, Parsons Global was awarded a $190 million contract to build 150 health clinics in Iraq. After two years, 5 are complete.

This isn’t to say the contractor is to blame. Security concerns and U.S. and Iraqi government mismanagement seem to top the list.

Stories like this, on first blush, seem to support the arguments of the “more troops” crowd. Yet, I’ve never been convinced as to where all these hundreds of thousands of additional troops were to come from.

Further, why should we continue to dump billions of American taxpayer dollars into Iraq if this is the result we can expect?

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