Post invasion Iraq
Posted by aogTuesday, 18 March 2003 at 13:02 TrackBack Ping URL
I read some good news this morning on the US plans for Iraq after the invasion. Apparently the plan is to “transform the infrastructure” of Iraq within a year of the end of the invasion. This is good to hear but even better is that almost all of the money will go to private US corporations and only $50 million out of $1500 million will go to the UN and NGOs. Given the track record of the UN in fostering prostitution and child slavery rackets in UN aid programs, that's probably too much money for them to have. The NGO record, while not as bad as the UN, has been rather mixed. It was the NGOs that famously predicted mass famine in Afghanistan which indicates people who are out of touch with reality.

I read this as President Bush looking to avoid having a bunch of UN and EU parasites feast on money intended to help Iraq. Ultimately this money is for the protection of US citizens because it is in our own security interests to build a prosperous and self ordered Iraq. Such an outcome is not in the interests of the UN nor the NGOs and so I do not trust them with such a task. Perhaps rather than whining they should start trying to behave in a civilized manner.