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Old 10-02-2003, 12:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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This is a pretty decent report by Newsweek:

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The Unbuilding of Iraq
PERFECT STORM: Wrongheaded assumptions. Ideological blinders. Weak intelligence, missteps, poor coordination and bad luck. How Team Bush’s reconstruction efforts went off the rails from day one
It starts great:

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LAST FEBRUARY, retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner was trying to put together a team of experts to rebuild Iraq after the war was over, and his list included 20 State Department officials. The day before he was supposed to leave for the region, Garner got a call from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who ordered him to cut 16 of the 20 State officials from his roster. It seems that the State Department people were deemed to be Arabist apologists, or squishy about the United Nations, or in some way politically incorrect to the right-wing ideologues at the White House or the neocons in the office of the Secretary of Defense. The vetting process “got so bad that even doctors sent to restore medical services had to be anti-abortion,” recalled one of Garner’s team.
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Old 10-02-2003, 12:26 AM
 
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It got so bad that the doctors had to be ANTI ABORTION???? Where in the f'in h*ll is the separation of church and state I've, um, heard so very much about????? That is one of the most disturbing things I've seen..... well, today, at least:
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