"The government of Prime Ministe Nuri Kamal al-maliki is systematically dismissing Iraqi oversight officials, who were installed to fight corruption in Iraqi ministries by order of the American occupation administration, which had hoped to bring Western standards of accountability to the notoriously opaque and graft-ridden bureaucracy here." NY Times
Surprise! Surprise!! Those naughty boys in Baghdad are stealing money from their own government! What a surprise! I wonder if this happens anywhere else in the Middle East?
Liberation from Saddam’s "yoke" was supposed to bring a new day of enlightened behavior and thinking, but humanity clings to its rotten old ways. Surprise! Mufaja’a!
The neocons must be soooo disappointed.
In the US we flatter ourselves with the thought that "power flows from money." We have tried to believe that "money flowing from power" was an alien thought.
The Bush Administration corrected that. In their time money flowed from power here as well.
What will the situation be in the Obama Nation? pl