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  1. Wow Halliburtion was sure quick
    to build Permenent Billion dollar
    Military Bases.
    I don’t feel water or sewage plants
    were smart military targets in the
    first place. But then few have ever
    accused this administration of haveing
    a brain or a heart. This War has created
    more enemys than it stopped.

    Comment by Honey P — Tuesday, February 28, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

  2. None of this is new. Jay Garner was describing this stuff within weeks of being relieved of his viceroyal duties in favor of Metal of Freedom winner Paul Bremer.

    If anything, this report should be enough evidence to show that Bush & Rumsfeld are plainly incompetent. I would like to see Congress push forward on House Resoulution 625 in light of this. That, of course, would take Republican leadership–which is non-existent in Congress at this moment.

    Comment by Gdshf — Tuesday, February 28, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

  3. Well Honey, I think “Permanent Billion dollar
    Military Bases” is a slight exaggeration. Perhaps you are suggesting that dumping money into force protection and quality of life for our forces is not money well spent or maybe you just don’t like the idea that the money went to Haliburton, I am not sure. What other company out there can compete with Haliburton for what they do? You should see there work sometime, it is very impressive.

    Oh, and water and sewers as military targets. Kind of like the Army Corps of Engineers building dams and bridges in Tennessee. Rebuilding infrastructure in a country that never had it in the first place is simply a step in fighting the counterinsurgency. Smart and good for the people.

    Creating more enemies? Here is the beautiful thing about this war, we don’t have to do ANYTHING to create enemies, just simply living and breathing our “infidel” Western ways creates enemies. (yes, we are at war, kind of like WW II). A Danish Cartoon created as many enemies as a year of occupation in Iraq (how many violent protests break out in protesting US’s role in Iraq?). No matter what we do, these people will always find a reason to hate us, at least Iraq is a proactive effort, albeit a frustrating one. What is your recommendation other then simply dumping the country’s leadership and starting over (which would not have the desired effect of defeating the terrorists, it would simply embolden them because removing the current administration is the part of the terrorists’ goals).

    Comment by bg — Tuesday, February 28, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

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