The Slow Pace of Iraqi Reconstruction

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As violence in Iraq continues to claim lives, in Fallujah, Condoleezza Rice's top deputy told Iraqi leaders that reconstruction is up to them. That advice follows a report in the Los Angeles Times that 59 water, sewage and electrical plants rebuilt with hundreds of millions of US tax dollars have been allowed to deteriorate. Drinking water is polluted, streets are covered with sewage and blackouts are common. US officials say that Iraqis either don't know how to maintain expensive equipment or don't care. Iraqis blame the insurgency, American contractors and a shortage of money. As the US talks of cutting its troop strength, is Iraq prepared to go it alone? We get several perspectives from Iraqi statesmen, military affairs analyst, historian and the author of the Times' article.
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College of American Pathologists on H2N2

WHO statement on distribution of H2N2 Influenza Virus for lab testing

Miller's article on waste in Iraqi utilities

Genographic Project



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