The $100 Billion Failure in Iraq

For years, this administration and their Right-wing followers would tell us that things were going great in Iraq, and how the “mainstream media” wasn’t telling us the true story of all of those successes going on over there. Schools were being built, hospitals were going up, the Iraqi military and police were being trained by the thousands. Everyone was happy over there, except for a few misfits causing trouble.

Apparently not so much.

An unpublished 513-page federal history of the American-led reconstruction of Iraq depicts an effort crippled before the invasion by Pentagon planners who were hostile to the idea of rebuilding a foreign country, and then molded into a $100 billion failure by bureaucratic turf wars, spiraling violence and ignorance of the basic elements of Iraqi society and infrastructure.

Like virtually every other area of this adminstration, books were cooked, and sunshine blown up the collective asses of the American people.

Oh, some of us knew — we have eyes and ears, we can look at news sources not controlled by the administration, and we’ve heard the stories that differ vastly from the “official” version.

Of course we were ridiculed by the Right and their Right-wing bloggers. Not only were we “wrong”, but we were “traitors” and “un-American” for daring to bring any of this up.

The truth is finally starting to see the light of day, and I for one feel vindicated. As for those Right-wing apologists who bought this whole Iraqi version of the war on terror thing — you have nothing. Your whole ideology is built on one big lie.