7/22/ IRAQ's Deliberate Destruction: U.S Trajectory of Global Destruction, Death & Defeat, p.3


Zbigniew Brzezinski (advisor to president Carter, now Obama) major U.S. geostrategist, proposed creation of Mujahadeen army to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Asked if that Islamic fundamentalism wasn't now a world threat he said: "Nonsense! The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap...the day the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote Carter, saying, in essence: 'We now have the opportunity of giving the USSR its Vietnam War.'"...
Le Nouvel Observateur, January 15-21, 1998


7-14-10 US top Iraq commander: 'Iranian surrogates' preparing attack on US troops
By Foreign Affairs editor Peter Cave, Jul 14, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/14/2952805.htm?section=justin
Top US commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, accused Iran of training Shiite militants for attacks on American military bases in Iraq.

[ next digest issue: Afghanistan defeat &U.S 'Race for Iran']

7-22-1992 Who Should Liberate Iraq?
NYT Opinion http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/22/opinion/who-should-liberate-iraq.html?...
Should America encourage Iraqis to overthrow Saddam Hussein? Yes. Should it advertise that any new Iraqi government could expect an early easing of the international economic embargo and generous reconstruction aid? Yes again...But should the U.S. commit itself in advance to give armed support to any group that challenges the Iraqi dictator, as Saudi Arabia now urges? Under present circumstances, the best answer is no....A year ago, the issues were different. Saddam Hussein had occupied Kuwait, in defiance of U.N. resolutions. His deployments threatened Saudi Arabia; his statements showed he was trying to use force to control oil prices and supply. And, as postwar inspections revealed, he was assembling a nuclear capability in violation of Iraq's Nonproliferation Treaty commitments. Compare that with the situation today. Iraq's forces have been thrown out of Kuwait and badly mauled. They pose no immediate threat to anyone outside Iraq. An effective international embargo prevents Baghdad from rebuilding its military might. And the Security Council's cease-fire resolution, with the implicit threat of military action, has shut down nuclear, biological and chemical weapons development. At the same time, Saddam Hussein's survival in power is a political embarrassment to President Bush, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and the U.N. coalition -- and a nightmare for the Iraqi people...Millions of Iraqis have been condemned to malnutrition and illness by their Government's callous rejection of U.N. terms for humanitarian relief. If those conditions result in a rebellion with good prospects for success, and with a reasonable likelihood of setting Iraq on a more constructive course, there may be a case for the U.S. to provide limited logistical support.

7-18-2010 Iraqi National Resistance
Legitimate Representative of the Iraqi People
Last Sunday the US Occupying forces handed over Iraqi detainees to the Maliki government which moved them to the horrifying Kadhimya prison used since the US invasion as a human slaughterhouse for tortures, murders and executions. This infamous prison lacks the minimum human life conditions including the non existence of any health care and even the Red Cross is not allowed to administrate medicines to the detainees. The life of the 26 prisoners handed over by the US and that of many others are in great danger....
Hisham Bahadely, the officer in charge of the detainees suspected of terrorism i.e. (resistance combatants) confirmed that no visits or medical treatments are allowed to detainees in new Iraq's US style democracy. Hiba Shammari, an Iraqi young ophthalmologist, was abducted by US occupation backed militias in Baghdad, while on a medical mission in Iraq. Hiba al Shammari, who was imprisoned in the horrifying Kadhimya prison has been transferred to an unknown hospital for food poisoning...

"...perhaps the end of 2008 Democratic candidate Barack Obama suggested, to spur Iraqis to 'end this civil war' "
Biden supports three-part Iraq split: plan maintains limited central government
By CRIS BARRISH, The News Journal Sunday, March 4, 2007

Obama set August deadline to end combat operations in Iraq and reduce the number of troops to 50,000.The Bidens’ trip over the July 4 weekend was billed by the White House as an opportunity for them to celebrate the holiday with American troops...Mr. Biden’s visit coincided with that of three prominent senators: John McCain, Republican of Arizona; Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut; and Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina... a diplomatic surge at what is viewed as a critical moment for Iraq’s fledgling democracy. Mr. Biden, making his fourth trip to Iraq as vice president, oversees the administration’s Iraq policy... is also scheduled to meet with the top American officials here, Gen. Ray Odierno and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, as well as United Nations special representative in Iraq, Ad Melkert. The White House said he would also meet with Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, and with Ayad Allawi...http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/world/middleeast/04iraq.html?hp

Enduring Occupation under U.S. State Dept. USAID soft power merged with Pentagon hard power
President Obama met with Commander of U.S. forces in Iraq Ray Odierno and Ambassador Chris Hill... in Washington, D.C. to participate in July 23 CENTCOM-sponsored conference planning for the U.S. transition from a military to a civilian lead in Iraq.

State Dept. to field a small army of contractors in Iraq
Under the terms of a 2008 status of forces agreement, all U.S. troops must be out of Iraq by the end of 2011, but they'll leave behind a sizable American civilian presence, including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad , the largest in the world, and five consulate-like "Enduring Presence Posts". Gen. Raymond T. Odierno , the top U.S. commander in Iraq , flew to Washington this week for a conference with the State Department on how to transition Iraq from soldiers to diplomats. He and Ambassador Christopher Hill "have built a joint plan to do this transition," Odierno said.. one of the chief responsibilities of the remaining U.S. troops in Iraq is to help facilitate that transfer.. already under way in some places ...State Department contractors driving armored vehicles, flying aircraft, operating surveillance systems, retrieving casualties if there are violent incidents and disposing of unexploded ordnance. ..... "one more step in the blurring of the lines between military activities and State Department or diplomatic activities," said Richard Fontaine of the Center for a New American Security , a Washington research center... The State Department is to become increasingly expeditionary,".

USAID Our Commitment to Iraq
USAID assistance helps build a foundation for a peaceful and prosperous Iraq. It bridges the transition from the short-term provision of essential services to long-term, integrated, and Iraqi-led development. USAID's overarching goal is to contribute to the stability and development of Iraq as part of the broader U.S. government effort.USAID emphasizes responsiveness and sustainability, by supporting focused stabilization, establishing the foundation for economic growth, and building national capacity. These efforts help stabilize areas affected by terrorism while mitigating the appeal of insurgent recruitment efforts. Over the longer term, USAID assistance to democratic institutions and sustainable development will form the foundations of a stable, democratic, and prosperous Iraq.Success Story: USAID's Legislative Strengthening Program Promotes Accountable and Transparent Budget Process - June 2010

The Plan Was Always to Divide Iraq
Michel Collon, iacenter.org: US plan was to divide Iraq up into three mini-states 'and pit them against one another'... like plan for Yugoslavia..
NYT 25 November 2003, refers to the objective of the plan for Iraq by Leslie Gelb of the Council of Foreign Affairs:
"To put most money and troops where they would do the most good quickly - with the Kurds and Shiites. The U.S. could extricate most of its forces from the so-called Sunni Triangle, north and west of Baghdad....

Made-in-USA Iraq "civil war"
U.S. Considers Dividing Iraq Into Three Separate States After Saddam Is Gone
FORECASTS & TRENDS, Oct 1, 2002 http://www.profutures.comarticle.php/91/%20
Stratfor.com http://www.stratfor.com/ reports that one of the leading long-term strategies being considered by US war planners is to divide Iraq into three separate regions. Under this plan Iraq would cease to exist. Stratfor says that such a plan reportedly was discussed at an unusual meeting between Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan and pro-US Iraqi Sunni opposition members in London in July.[...]

Iraq never had a history of sectarian conflicts. U.S. provided perfect road map for starting one
by Erik Leaver and Raed Jarrar, Asia Times http://www.twf.org/News/Y2006/0810-Sectarian.html

MADE-IN-USA 'SECTARIAN VIOLENCE' : "Under this plan Iraq the nation would cease to exist" documentation
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/179 http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/114

backfired: Sunni & Shia united demonstrate against U.S. & Israel
Golden Mosque bombings: Who Benefits?
Dahr Jamail, Iraq Dispatches, February 24, 2006
The horrific attack which destroyed much of the Golden Mosque generated sectarian outrage which led to attacks on over 50 Sunni mosques. Many Sunni mosques in Baghdad were shot, burnt, or taken over. Three Imams were killed, along with scores of others in widespread violence. This is what was shown by western corporate media.As quickly as these horrible events began, they were called to an end and replaced by acts of solidarity between Sunni and Shia across Iraq. This was not shown by western corporate media. The Sunnis where the first to go to demonstrations of solidarity with Shia in Samarra, as well as to condemn the mosque bombings. Demonstrations of solidarity between Sunni and Shia went off over all of Iraq: in Basra, Diwaniyah, Nasiriyah, Kut, and Salah al-Din. Thousands of Shia marched shouting anti-American slogans through Sadr City, the huge Shia slum area of Baghdad, home to nearly half the population of the capital city. Meanwhile, in the primarily Shia city of Kut, south of Baghdad, thousands marched shouting slogans against America and Israel and burning U.S. and Israeli flags....
"Former CIA Analyst: Western Intelligence May Be Behind Mosque Bombing," February 26, 2006] in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced U.S. hidden agendas During the mid-eighties, McGovern was one of the senior analysts conducting early morning briefings of the PDB one-on-one with the Vice President, the Secretaries of State and Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.--

By Pepe Escobar http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GF10Ak03.html
The plan [to break up Iraq] allegedly conceived by David Philip, a former White House adviser working for the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)... Iraqification, using Shi'ites and Kurds to fight Sunnis... Operation Lightning - the highly publicized counter-insurgency tour de force with its 40,000 mostly Shi'ite troops rounding up Sunni Arabs - can be read as the first salvo of the civil war. Vice President Dick Cheney all but admitted the whole plan on CNN, predicting that "the fighting will end before the Bush administration leaves office". But the destiny awaiting this counter-insurgency may be best evaluated by comparing it to Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 classic, The Battle of Algiers - one of the most influential political films ever, and supposedly a "must see" at the Pentagon. The French in Algeria in the early 1960s did indeed break the back of the guerrillas - but in the end lost the Algerian war. Vietnamization - the precursor to Iraqification - the Vietcong Tet 1968 offensive was lethal, the counter-insurgency - Operation Phoenix - was even more lethal. In the end, though, the US also lost the war. [...]

Destruction of Holiest Shia Shrine Brings Iraq to the Brink of Civil War
Robert Fisk, "All This Talk of Civil War, and Now This Carnage. Coincidence?," Associated Press, March 3, 2004
The horrific attack which destroyed much of the Golden Mosque generated sectarian outrage which led to attacks on over 50 Sunni mosques. Many Sunni mosques in Baghdad were shot, burnt, or taken over. Three Imams were killed, along with scores of others in widespread violence. This is what was shown by western corporate media. As quickly as these horrible events began, they were called to an end and replaced by acts of solidarity between Sunni and Shia across Iraq. This, however, was not shown by western corporate media... Note how the American framework is now portrayed as an Iraqi vs Iraqi war, as if the huge and brutal US occupation has nothing to do with the appalling violence in Iraq.--Robert Fisk, "Defeat is victory. Death is life," Independent, February 26, 2006]

Sadr's contribution to U.S. genocide: the "radical anti-american cleric" worked for U.S. & its puppet regime for years as the digest has reported
The Minister of Civil War: Paul Bremer, and the rise of the Iraqi death squads
Harper’s Magazine, August 2006. By Ken Silverstein. http://www.harpers.org/the-minister-of-civil-war-399309.html
The rise of the death squads corresponds to the April 2005 appointment of Bayan Jabr as Iraq's interior minister. Jabr was a former high-ranking member of the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade, the military arm of the fundamentalist Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) now the dominant political force in the country. After taking over the Interior Ministry, he quickly purged it of Sunnis, and members of the Badr Brigade were widely incorporated into the ministry’s police and paramilitary units….

Allawi pulls out of talks with al Sadr
Phil Sands, Foreign Correspondent
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100719/FOREIGN/70... July 18. 2010
DAMASCUS - Ayad Allawi, the narrow winner of the Iraqi elections, pulled out of a weekend trip to Syria during which he had been expected to hold talks with the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr. The prospect of a face-to-face meeting between two key Iraqi power brokers – and former enemies – raised expectations of a break in the political deadlock preventing the formation of a government in Baghdad. In Mr Allawi’s absence, Mr al Sadr went ahead with talks with the Syrian president, Bashar al Assad, in Damascus on Saturday....Khalid al Maeny, a Damascus-based Iraqi political researcher specialising in the insurgency, said Mr al Sadr and Mr Allawi had good contacts with Damascus, giving Syria a potentially influential mediating role. “There are proposals on the table for sharing power between Maliki and Allawi,” he said. “The key for any Iraqi government is that Iran and her allies can come to some acceptable accommodation with America and her allies over this. Syria has been pushing for an independent Iraq, free from occupation, and is an important part of that equation.”

US hails 'positive step' from Shiite leader Sadr
WASHINGTON 4-8-08 (AFP) The US hoped for an end to Iraqi military operations in Basra as it welcomed hardline Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's "positive step" to rein in fighters battling them."We think that's a positive step," State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey told reporters "It's important all Iraqis cooperate with the government and work within the political system that's there. We welcome the statements by Moqtada al-Sadr," he said. http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m42606&hd=&size=1&l=e www.burbankdigest.com/node/82

Mahdi Army ‘Not to Resist’ U.S. Troops
By Nidhal al-Laithihttp: http//www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2007-01-15\kurd.htm
Moqtada al-Sadr, often described as a ‘radical anti-American cleric,’ is at the center of Iraq’s growing sectarian divide. He has reportedly ordered the commanders of the Mahdi Army, which he controls, to hold their fire when the Americans begin operating in Sadr City and other Shiite areas....

"... The Sadrist insurgency seems ended ...the ceasefire Muqtada al Sadr declared in the summer of 2007 has held... American influence in Iraq is wasting an asset. ..." www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090925/REVIEW/709249990

Cooperative Sadr surprises U.S. The Shiite cleric, long a foe of America, says it backs the new Iraq security plan.
Borzou Daragahi, LATimes Staff Writer
Muqtada Sadr, the radical anti-American cleric, has backed away from confrontation with U.S. and Iraqi forces in recent weeks, a move that has surprised [SIC] U.S. officials who long have characterized his followers as among the greatest threats to Iraq’s security. Thursday, a leader of the Sadr movement in one of its Baghdad strongholds publicly endorsed President Bush’s new Iraq security plan... “We will fully cooperate with the government to make the plan successful,” said Abdul-Hussein Kaabai, head of the local council in the Shiite Muslim-dominated Sadr City neighborhood. “If it is an Iraqi plan done by the government, we will cooperate.”…

Into the Dark: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism Nov. 1, 2002.
Darkness Visible: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism Now in Operation Jan. 25, 2005

"If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never be any war"
Pentagon official explaining why U.S. military censors graphic footage from the Gulf War

US Army charges soldier suspected of leaking military video showing killing of unarmed Iraqis
The U.S. military charged a soldier in connection with the leak of a classified video showing a 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Iraq, including two Reuters journalists. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, was charged with two criminal counts including allegations he disclosed classified national defense information, exceeded his authorized access to U.S. computers and transferred classified data onto his personal computer...The video of the Baghdad helicopter attack showed an aerial view of men moving through a square in Baghdad. The helicopter opened fire, killing several people and wounding others.A military spokesman said the helicopter crew mistook a camera for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.Later the video showed the helicopter opening fire again on a van carrying unarmed civilians who tried to help the wounded.

Amerikan democracy: from the Thanksgiving Massacre of 700 Pequot Indians in 1637 to the Thanksgiving Massacre of Fallujah in 2004
Iraqi city Fallujah cancer rates higher than Hiroshima
22 July 2010 | BBC http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1307887/Iraqi-city-has-higher-cancer-...
A report has been published indicating that in the five years following the 2004 attacks by USA-led forces in Fallujah there has been a four-fold increase in all cancer... cancers are significantly higher than those of the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs of 1945... in the five years following the 2004 attacks by USA-led forces there has been a four-fold increase in all cancer....types of cancer similar to those in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors \ exposed to nuclear fallout.

Fallujah: Anatomy of Genocide
July 6, 2010 Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan Entesar Ariabi released their epidemiological study on the health problems the people of Fallujah are suffering from.. scientific evidence of the genocide the people of Fallujah are suffering from the imperialists that invaded Iraq... http://www.uruknet.de/?p=6780

Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN 1660-4601
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Ulster, Cromore Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, UK
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: christo@greenaudit.org;
Tel.: +44-1970-630215; Fax: +44-1970-630215.
Received: 7 June 2010; in revised form: 23 June 2010 / Accepted: 30 June 2010 / Published: 6 July 2010

“Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist" ...
Review of Dahr Jamail's book, he was first to report use of chemical weapons in Fallujah.

Uranium in Iraq: the Poisonous Legacy of the Iraq Wars
« NWO Observer 25 Nov 2009 ... with documented reports of birth defects and cancer ... Toxic munitions cause of baby deaths and deformities in Fallujah "

Fallujah massacre and tsunami: hypocrisy and double standards
By Farhat Quammaquami
The Thanksgiving massacre in Fallujah, which marked the beginning of Death Squad Democracy in Iraq, ABC News broadcast a sanitized report from the city of one thousand mosques.... The most beautiful city in Iraq laid in ruin and of the 300,000 original residents a mere 8000 were actually struggling in the ruble of a city devastated by a Imperial Tsunami....our deep affection and sympathy towards the victims of the tsunami must not distract us from condemnation of the nightmare imposed on Iraq by the United States...over 100,000 deaths, millions uprooted, and hundreds of mosques destroyed by the U.S. invasion of Iraq which has a population of 24 million. Yet, the covert media propaganda machine diverted attention to the tsunami's 147,000 deaths in a population area of 2.5 billion people. Iraq proportionally has lost 100 times more lives ... and we should not allow the U.S. media to distort the reality of premeditated mass murder of the people of Fallujah. No one has ever seen a vivid report of how the U.S. forces separated all males of military age in Fallujah from their families, who were forced out of the city, then hunted down like stray dogs and murdered in cold blood...U.S. forces are not letting any independent reporters inside Fallujah, where they have put thousands of people in mass graves to eliminate every trace of evidence of mass murder and destruction... Fallujah the ³city of a thousand mosques² demolished so brutally residents spoke of even dogs not being able to live there. In the words of Captain Paul Fowler to the Boston Globe: ³The only way to root them out is to destroy everything in your path....
The ³liberators² of Fallujah have not shown one picture of their ³'liberated'² population. Their proclaimed aim of rescuing Fallujah from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was as phony and illusive as their overt propaganda about Iraq¹s WMD....a U.S.-made tsunami of bombs and missiles pounding the small country of Iraq every day for two years, with more than 100,000 dead and millions of displaced people.. U.S. warplanes have dropped a half million pounds of depleted uranium on Iraq, affecting the health, reproductive organs, and well-being of millions of Iraqis for generations to come....the mass media were in a feeding frenzy over the tsunami, and meager U.S. humanitarian assistance to its victims... corporations and government found in the tsunami their greatest ally, not only to try to put Christianity over Islam but giving it an opportunity to expand their business and global control overseas by improving the U.S. image abroad... we are responsible to become the voice of the voiceless. We owe it to the brave people of the beautiful city of Fallujah, who resisted the imperial domination of their country and were murdered for defending their land, their homes, their dignity, their families, and their honor against the shameless neo-crusaders.

Life in Fallujah's Rubble
A year after the U.S.-led "Operation Phantom Fury" killed 4,000 to 6,000, most civilians, during the U.S.-led operation in October and November 2004...damaged or destroyed 36,000 homes, 60 school and 65 mosques in Fallujah, Iraq, residents continue to suffer from lack of compensation, slow reconstruction and high rates of illness. Last week, the Pentagon confirmed that it had used white phosphorus, a chemical that bursts into flame upon contact with air, inside Fallujah as an "incendiary weapon" against insurgents.

...Here in Falluja, in Anbar Province, the sewage treatment system has left some of the city’s busiest streets lined with open trenches for more than three years and engendered widespread resentment. The news that it will be left unfinished has provoked anger....American reconstruction authorities decided... the first big rebuilding project to win hearts and minds would be a citywide sewage treatment system.Now, after more than six years of work, $104 million spent, and without having connected a single house, American reconstruction officials have decided to leave the system unfinished, though they portray it as a success...The project was conceived to treat waste for all of Falluja’s 200,000 residents and to build in additional capacity for the city to grow by 50 percent. But the diminished system will serve only 4,300 homes, or about one-sixth of Falluja’s population, according to American and Iraqi officials. The cost will come to about $23,000 per house, although there are doubts whether any homes will be connected because of the expense for families. Further, because both the project’s scope and efficiency have been reduced so dramatically, American officials acknowledge that the system may emit a foul odor if it ever does become functional...The project is riddled with other unresolved questions as well, including whether the $3 million American officials had pledged for Iraq to link the system to houses was sufficient: American planners say it is; Iraqi engineers say it is not... four Iraqis have died during construction, including at least one person overcome by toxic fumes, according to workers at the site. Iraqi engineers also say they have complained to Americans about the poor quality of some of the work, but have been ignored. American planners say training for Iraqi engineers to learn to operate and maintain the system would require at least several months, but a proposed yearlong training program has not been financed. “This project was supposed to be a mercy,” said Ali Abed al-Karim, the owner of a store where an open trench out front prevents most customers from entering. “But it has been nothing but a curse.” ... [This] is just one element in a strategy to complete or abandon rebuilding projects before American troops leave in large numbers over the next year....http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/world/middleeast/04reconstruct.html?pagewanted=2&hp

Lieutenant General Mattis, now head of US Central Command, was in charge of Fallijah:
One of his company commanders, before Fallujah, told NYT: "You have to understand the Arab mind. The only thing they understand is force -- force, pride and saving face."

"We don't do body counts"...
Gen. Tommy Franks
U.S. pays American troop families who die in the line of duty $400,000, if and when it acknowledges 'collateral damage' of Iraqi civilian, relatives may be paid up to $2,500

1,366,000 Iraqis Slaughtered in U.S. Invasion and Occupation

USAID Our Commitment to Iraq
USAID assistance helps to build a foundation for a peaceful and prosperous Iraq. It bridges the transition from the short-term provision of essential services to long-term, integrated, and Iraqi-led development. USAID's overarching goal is to contribute to the stability and development of Iraq as part of the broader U.S. government effort.
USAID emphasizes responsiveness and sustainability, by supporting focused stabilization, establishing the foundation for economic growth, and building national capacity. These efforts help stabilize areas affected by terrorism while mitigating the appeal of insurgent recruitment efforts. Over the longer term, USAID assistance to democratic institutions and sustainable economic development will form the foundations of a stable, democratic, and prosperous Iraq.
Success Story: USAID's Legislative Strengthening Program Promotes Accountable and Transparent Budget Process - June 2010

Auditor Faults Work on U.S. Embassy in Iraq
BAGHDAD — As the measure of success in Iraq shifts from peacekeeping to reconstruction, one showcase for American aptitude is the new United States Embassy, the most expensive in the world. The embassy compound, which cost more than $700 million to build, covers 104 acres along the Tigris River and was built in a rapid 34 months amid often unstable conditions.
But according to a 57 page report [http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/131069.pdf] issued by the State Department’s inspector general, the complex is a monument to shoddy work and incompetent oversight. Walls and walkways are cracking, sewage gas flows back into residences, wiring is substandard, fire protection systems are faulty and other safety provisions are not up to contract specifications....The embassy’s scale is massive; its aesthetic appeal is minimal. The campus, at the edge of the fortified Green Zone, comprises 27 buildings in boxy, tan concrete, including apartments for 1,100 people. Outside the buildings are “duck and cover” pillboxes and patches of brown dirt. Rockets fired from across the river periodically land near the compound, including during a recent visit by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr....Mr. Blyth said the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations built 28 embassies in the last nine years. “America can be assured that O.B.O. can accomplish major embassy construction projects because we have a proven record of success,”...

United States Government Accountability Office GAO Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq GAO-08-568T
Several entities and U.S. agencies have played important roles in U.S. efforts to rebuild and stabilize Iraq. From May 2003 through June 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)3 was responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating rebuilding efforts. After its dissolution, the Secretary of State assumed responsibilities for the supervision and general direction of reconstruction efforts in Iraq. DOD, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have had responsibility for managing and overseeing specific reconstruction projects.
Contractors have largely carried out reconstruction efforts in Iraq. For example, in early 2004, the CPA, through various military organizations, awarded seven contracts to help provide overall direction, coordination, and oversight of 12 large design-build contractors. In turn, these 12 design-build contractors were responsible for the design and execution of construction activities in various sectors such as electricity, oil, and public works and water. In addition, DOD has made extensive use of contractors to support its deployed forces. The scale of contractor support DOD relies on today in locations such Iraq and elsewhere amounts to billions of dollars worth of goods and services each year, underscoring the need to effectively manage and oversee contractor efforts. Contractors provide interpretation, intelligence analysis, and security services, as well as weapon systems maintenance and base operations support. The significance of such contracts is illustrated by the fact that the Army reported obligations of over $4.5 billion in fiscal year 2007 on its single-largest support contract, the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). ...
GAO, Military Operations: DOD’s Extensive Use of Logistics Support Contracts Requires Strengthened Oversight, GAO-04-854 (Washington, D.C.: July 19, 2004).
GAO, Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Needed To Improve Use of Private Security Providers, GAO-05-737 (Washington, D.C.: July 28, 2005).
GAO, Rebuilding Iraq: U.S. Water, Sanitation Efforts Need Improved Measures for Assessing Impact and Resources for Maintaining Facilities, GAO-05-872 (Washington, D.C.: Sept. 7, 2005).
GAO, Contract Management: DOD Vulnerabilities to Contracting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, GAO-06-838R (Washington, D.C.: July 7, 2006).
GAO, Military Operations: High-Level DOD Action Needed to Address Long-standing Problems with Management and Oversight of Contractors Supporting Deployed Forces, GAO-07-145 (Washington, D.C.: Dec. 18, 2006).
GAO, Defense Contract Management: DOD’s Lack of Adherence to Contracting Principles on Iraq Oil Contract Put Government Interests at Risk, GAO-07-839 (Washington, D.C.: July 31, 2007).
GAO, Defense Logistics: Army Needs to Implement Effective Management and Oversight Plan for the Equipment Maintenance Contract in Kuwait, GAO-08-316R (Washington, D.C.: Jan. 22, 2008).

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