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April 19, 2004

Why Do They Hate US?

How stupid is the Bush administration?

Here's why some Iraqis hate us. Because we spend money on private mercenaries rather than building schools and fixing their infrastructure:

By some recent government estimates, security costs could claim up to 25 percent of the $18 billion budgeted for reconstruction, a huge and mostly unanticipated expense that could delay or force the cancellation of billions of dollars worth of projects to rebuild schools, water treatment plants, electric lines and oil refineries.
They promise reconstruction for the Iraqis and instead payoff high-priced mercenary countries with billions of dollars.

Even if conservatives say security is important, the Iraqis will rightly say that there are millions of unemployed Iraqis who could be employed in such jobs. But instead, we leave Iraqis unemployed, without decent infrastructure, and waste the money on mercenaries.

Who then generate resentment and more attacks and the need for more money spent on these corporate mercenary companies.

Or maybe Bush and his corporate buddies aren't so stupid.

Posted by Nathan at April 19, 2004 08:20 AM