Never ending Lies! When is someone going to hold them accountable?
The surge has not worked! Paying the Sunni $300.00 apiece to fight for us has worked at least up to now. Surge success as is middle east peace is a Lie! The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq benchmark report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was making progress in managing its budget, a new study says. The study released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, focused specifically on whether Iraqis were spending their capital budget, that is money for infrastructure needed to boost the country's lagging economic growth and improve poor public services. The administration reported in its September Iraqi benchmark assessment that Iraq's central government ministries had spent 24 percent of their 2007 capital projects budget as of July 15, 2007. "This report is not consistent with Iraq's official expenditure reports," which show that the central ministries had spent only 4.4 percent of their investment budget as of August, the GAO said. It said capital projects are 90 percent of Iraq's investment budget.
The benchmark report was ordered by Congress to measure Baghdad's progress in 18 areas including political and economic activities. It was aimed at judging whether Iraqis were working hard enough at reconciliation and other issues to warrant continued American support. The new GAO report said the administration number in the September assessment greatly exaggerated capital project spending partly because it had included money from 2006 as well as money that the Iraqis had committed themselves to spending but had not yet spent. "We do not believe these data should be used to draw firm conclusions about whether the Iraqi government is making progress in executing its capital projects budget," the GAO said of the administration's figures.
** The truth is so much worse. Iraq will not succeed and there will be no peace in the middle east in our or our Grandchildren's lifetime. Bush created this Forever war so he could implement his new societal, middle east, and world order. He has to lie and voice the facade of peace and success so he can stay in the middle east until he can get the excuse to attack Iran and really further this mess. I was going to include links to the stories of more forts being overrun in Pakistan, Violence in Lebanon, increased violence between Israel and Palestine, and renewed violence in Bush's success Iraq but I don't think you need them.