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But today the Baghdad park is nearly waterless, more than two years after a U.S. military inauguration ceremony that included a marching band and water-scooter rides. Much of the compound is in ruins, swing sets have become piles of twisted steel, and the personal watercraft's engines have been gutted for spare parts.
The troubled history of the venture speaks to the limitations and mishandling of a program that has provided U.S. military commanders with $5 billion for projects in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past six years.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by saltheart foamfollower
How about re-building OUR nation, rather than funneling billions of tax-payer dollars into foreign conquests each month?
Nah, that would be silly! Move on peasants, nothing to see here!
edit to add-what did everyone think Obama meant when he said redistribution of wealth. Someone has to give the taliban money to be able to fight. Where did all the billions go that the government paid the taliban. To build some mosques or sumthin?