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Rebuilt Iraq Projects Found Crumbling

The NYT is reporting that : in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating as designed because of plumbing and electrical failures, lack of proper maintenance, apparent looting and expensive equipment that lay idle. The story rotates primarily around one inspector general and his representation of his respective oversight agency. Through this inspector various examples of crumbling funded infrastucture is given in detail. While the author mentions an opposing viewpoint, that these several 100$ million projects are small failures when compared to the $30 billion spent, the author maintains the view that this is another part of the government's failure.