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Masters of Chaos

After my little rant yesterday, here another piece on the situation in Iraq...

I found this very interesting article on the current situation, "Whose Chaos Is This Anyway?" by Mark LeVine who recently visited the country and had a chance to talk to many Iraqis and also to some of the US bureaucrats who are attempting to run the country.

From his report it sounds like the situation even in Baghdad is still chaotic with 6 hours of power outages on an average day, lawlessness everywhere and the airport aswarm with American war profiteers.

The most mindblowing part for me was the almost touching little interview towards the end with the USAID bureaucrat who is trying to reform Iraqi hospitals... who never left the Green Zone and had never seen an Iraqi hospital in her life.

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