Bush Lacked Iraq Rebuilding Plan
Posted on Mar 1, 2006
Washington Times: The Bush administration never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq after the March 2003 invasion, which contributed to a severe shortage of skilled federal workers in Baghdad and to the mismanagement of the country’s oil money, according to a new government report.
“There was insufficient systematic planning for human capital management in Iraq before and during the U.S.-directed stabilization and reconstruction operations,” said Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, in a new “lessons learned” report released yesterday. “The practical limitations ensuing from this shortfall adversely affected reconstruction in post-war Iraq.”
Truthdig says: In the last week, Bush has lost:
William F. Buckley
Now even the staunchly conservative Washington Times is giving the White House a hard time.
All of a sudden the ranks of Bush supporters seem about as robust as our “coalition of the willing.”