As the United States’ occupation of Iraq continues, we are seeing US companies gaining contract after contract for rebuilding the Iraqi infrastructure, resulting in what will be the privitization of what were formerly government services. Moreover, this push towards privitization is being assisted by none other than Fadhil Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group that is being considered by the United States for the future government in Iraq. Chalabi has also been seen recently at the staged toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, showing that he is no stranger to the United States. While the US government continues to applaud the occupation, members of the Iraqi Peace Team tell a different story.
Finally, while it is no surprise, the “mobile weapons labs” that were “uncovered” earlier this week were not used to produce WMDs.
- The Nation: Privatization in Disguise
- Common Dreams: Missing Arms Cast Doubt on War
- CNN: Tests rule out suspect bio-labs