State Department Readying Marshall Plan For Iraq
16,000 civilians will report to the American ambassador to rebuild the country we destroyed.
The scale of the operation has raised concerns among lawmakers and government watchdogs, who fear the State Department will be overwhelmed by overseeing so many people, about 80 percent of them contractors. There is a risk, they say, of millions of dollars in waste and limited supervision of bodyguards.
“We’re very, very worried,” said Christopher H. Shays, a former Republican member of Congress who served on the Commission on Wartime Contracting, at a House hearing on Tuesday. “I don’t know how they’re going to do it.”…
“We’ve spent too much money and lost too many kids’ lives, not to do this thing right,” said Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides.Click here for reuse options!
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