The Wolf You Feed

Today we read, without surprise, that billions of dollars of American wealth (present and future) have been wasted, squandered and lost in various unfinished, subsequently destroyed or simply paid-for-never-started projects in Iraq. Many of these projects were on the to-do list – the schools, hospitals, water purification systems, prisons, roads, bridges or electrical power plants – because we destroyed them in 2003 and 2004, or ruined them years earlier with our endless bombing during the UN sanctions period. Those closest to the missing money – US military and state department implementers and contractors, US allied governments and contractors, and Iraqi puppet class contractors know where it went. And, while they certainly share our concern, they’d also like to say, "Thank you very much!"

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