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Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq

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It was supposed to be quick, easy, and cheap: the Bush administration promised American taxpayers that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for it all. But thousands of lives and billions of dollars later, the Iraqi reconstruction is an undeniable failure, overrun by staggering corruption, waste, and incompetence. In BLOOD MONEY, "top-flight
investigative reporter" (Mother Jones) T
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by Back Bay Books (first published 2006)
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Journalism at its best. A type of book I'd recommend to people. It's a lot less popular than it should be. Miller is someone I'd like to meet and congratulate for this work. Multiple aspects of the reconstruction of Iraq are presented in great detail.

Miller expounds upon the subjects of public policy, economic development, human rights, corruption, history, and others, as they relate to the war in Iraq. He uses personal testimony and interviews as source for much of his information, and the stor
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ي الله علي العرب ، ي الله علي العالم ، كل العالم بلا استثناء تئامر علي العراق..منهم من شارك بالايجاب ومنهم من شارك بالصمت
دخول العراق جاء بعد ضربة 11 سبتمبر حيث استغلتها الاداره الامريكيه والرئيس المجرم بوش كحجة لدخول العراق وليس لما يروجهو البعض ان السبب هو ضرب الكويت وحرب الخليج .. اشعلت النيارن بحجة ان صدام يمتلك اسلحة دمار شامل (بيلوجيه..كيميائيه..نوويه) وما ان دخلو البلد ونهبوها ودمروها أعلن كبيري مفتشي هيئه الطاقه الذريه ان لا يوجد اي من أسلحة الدمار في العراق ..تم قتل نجلي الحاكم وتم اعدا
Robby  Delaware
Jun 29, 2008 Robby Delaware rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: deantaka
Picked up Blood Money at the local University bookstore recently. This book is an very critical take on the occupation of Iraq and the absolute boondoggle that reconstruction was. The author does not present a cartoonish "we're evil, America is bad" type of argument. Instead, the main argument that I take away is that we dropped the ball in thinking that the second we invaded a country a group of Tom Jeffersons and George Washingtons would rise up, and quickly usher in a free market paradise. No ...more
Apr 01, 2008 an marked it as to-read
Selubung persengkongkolan…
Tak lain tak bukan motif pendukung Irak: Uang Haram

Wartawan senior Los Angeles Times, T. Christian Miller, menyuguhkan hasil investigasi mendalam tentang perputaran ‘uang haram’ atas nama pembangunan Irak Baru.
- Perusahaan semisal Halliburton mendapat kontrak-kontrak raksasa tanpa tender, lalu mempekerjakan buruh miskin dan sangat membutuhkan demi memperlebar margin keuntungan.
- Para pejabat Amerika memberikan sejumlah uang tunai untuk membayar kontraktor—dan memotong s
Personally I would have the whole Bush administration in jail for life. Bush has never and I mean never done anything right in his life. He is the fool's fool.
From Bush's rush into Iraq trying to find and justify the quest for weapons of mass destruction to the slew of village idiots that his administration sent there along with the loss of over 4000 US dead. Lets not forget the lost of life on the Iraq's side.
Bush can be blamed for the mess that is now afflicting the middle east…………..
To fully understand the nature of America's fiasco in Iraq, one has to understand how the profit motive, inflamed by an anti-regulatory political climate, steered the country's military commitment there. This book is a idiot's tale, full of sound and fury, to borrow from Shakespeare.

I find myself almost unable to read anything further about Iraq, and increasingly, about Afghanistan either. The symptom of a declining empire is its tendency to substitute wise diplomacy and statecraft with militar
Robert Hill
Sep 26, 2007 Robert Hill rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Taxpayers
What an eye opener about how taxpayers and Iraqi money is and was wasted supposedly rebuilding infrastructure for the good of the Iraqi people. War is about squandering money........
Apr 02, 2008 Ryan marked it as to-read
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