Christopher Hitchens: Reconstruction of Iraq, Democratic Presidentia

Published on Aug 5, 2013

Investment in post-2003 Iraq refers to international efforts to rebuild the infrastructure of Iraq since the Iraq War in 2003.
Along with the economic reform of Iraq, international projects have been implemented to repair and upgrade Iraqi water and sewage treatment plants, electricity production, hospitals, schools, housing, and transportation systems. Much of the work has been funded by the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, and the Coalition Provisional Authority



Iraq Reconstruction Effort Full of Fraud, Waste and Abuse.

Published on Mar 7, 2013

Iraq Reconstruction Effort Full of 'Fraud, Waste and Abuse' - PBS Video

A decade after the war in Iraq began, U.S. and Iraqi officials characterize much of the reconstruction work deployed in that country as failure. Judy Woodruff .


Hearing on Iraq Reconstruction: Lantos' Opening

Uploaded on May 22, 2007

The Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing: "Iraq: Is Reconstruction Failing?" Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, will testify.

US wasted billions in rebuilding Ira

Published on Mar 6, 2013

The US government is still counting the cost of rebuilding Iraq after the invasion ten years ago. But the office responsible for hunting for millions of dollars stolen in the process is being shut down.

Iraq Reconstruction Hearing 2: "Swimming Pools"

Uploaded on Feb 15, 2007

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holds its second hearing on Iraq Reconstruction. Here Rep. Braley questions a government auditor about the building of duplicate Olympic size swimming pools.


Report from Iraq: Sorting Fact from Fiction in Iraq Reconstruction

Uploaded on Sep 30, 2010

Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Mr. Bowen discussed his experiences in leading the office created by Congress to provide oversight of U.S. funds

Iraq Reconstruction

Uploaded on Jan 6, 2011

Iraq Reconstruction - House Oversight Committee - 2003-10-08 - 178554-1-DVD - House Committee Government Reform and Oversight. Witnesses testified regarding efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to restore peace, freedom, security, and dignity to the people of Iraq. Most praised the accomplishments of the coalition to date, citing myriad improvements, and were optimistic about the future. However, some committee members and witnesses expressed concerns that a serious safety and security problem still existed in Iraq, and that the procedure used to award reconstruction contracts was not in the best interest of the American taxpayer. Rep. Davis and other members of Congress visited Iraq in August. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see

Iraq in ruins: Post-war life overshadowed by crumbling infrastructure, corru

Published on May 17, 2013

Despite Iraq being rich in natural resources and the US pouring money into its economy for over a decade, Iraqi infrastructure is constantly failing and the people are forced to beg, as RT's Lucy Kafanov reported from the war-torn country.

Bush's Fiscal Incompetence, in Iraq as in America

Published on Dec 2, 2012

An example of why the United States economy suffered during the eight year Bush administration. The fiscal policies prevalent in the Iraq war and reconstruction mirrored the fiscal policies leveled on the American homeland. And, this is an example of what the incoming administration is forced to deal with abroad as well as here at home as America struggles onward. 

History is the final judge.