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US Abandons Iraqi Reconstruction

White House to Withdraw Funding for Rebuilding Iraq

By Andrew Gumbel

The Independent UK

Wednesday 03 January 2006

The US government is not planning to continue funding reconstruction projects in Iraq, in what appears to be a major climbdown from the White House’s one-time pledge to build the best infrastructure in the region.

According to officials cited in yesterday’s Washington Post, the Bush administration will not be adding construction funds to the $18.4bn (£10.7bn) it has allocated since the 2003 invasion.

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Well, so much for that stay the course crap. I can’t wait to see how the GOPers spin this as something other than a prelude to cutting and running. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that the White house has some sort of exit strategy in mind. Though it would be nice if they were honest and up front about this.