Henry Waxman just started questioning Paul Bremer and the CPA this morning about the billions of dollars that were shipped to Iraq... Use as an open
February 5, 2007

Henry Waxman just started questioning Paul Bremer and the CPA this morning about the billions of dollars that were shipped to Iraq...

Use as an open thread if you're watching the hearing...

I just got going this morning, and I'm still on light duty. I'm curious, is Kate O'Beirne's husband around? You remember this article in the Washington Post?

O'Beirne's staff posed blunt questions to some candidates about domestic politics: Did you vote for George W. Bush in 2000? Do you support the way the president is fighting the war on terror? Two people who sought jobs with the U.S. occupation authority said they were even asked their views on Roe v. Wade .

Many of those chosen by O'Beirne's office to work for the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ran Iraq's government from April 2003 to June 2004, lacked vital skills and experience. A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance -- but had applied for a White House job -- was sent to reopen Baghdad's stock exchange....read on

I wonder if this gives us an inkling of a reason why Iraq is such a nightmare?

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