2012 Iraq: US State Department’s Biggest Operation Since Marshall Plan

2012 Iraq: US State Department’s Biggest Operation Since Marshall Plan

Though much of the narrative of the past several months has been about the US military not leaving Iraq after December, the US State Department is still operating under the assumption that they are, and as such are throwing together an operation they say will be the largest since the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War II.

“We’ve spent too much money and lost too many kids’ lives not to do this thing right,” insisted Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides. But putting together their own army and air force of military contractors is no small order, nor is managing 10,000 plus contractors.

Click here to read more about the State Department’s ambition at the Washington Post

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  • bob35983

    Since it is now known the CIA skimmed %5 off the original Marshall Plan monies, how much will they skim off this boondoggle?

  • MoT

    “We’ve spent too much money and lost too many kids’ lives not to do this thing right,….."

    Translation: We've pissed away trillions, destroyed countless lives, gutted our own country, but I still want my piece of the pie.

  • Cal

    Unf***ing believable.
    Just Burn Washington to the Ground and Start Over.