Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Via Melanie:

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a major U.S. contractor has dropped out of the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Iraq, raising new worries about the country's growing violence and its effect on reconstruction.

Contrack International Inc., the leader of a partnership that won one of 12 major reconstruction contracts awarded this year, cited skyrocketing security costs in reaching a decision with the U.S. government last month to terminate work in Iraq.

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Does anybody besides me believe that the situation in Iraq will deteriorate to the level Afghanistan was after the Russians split?

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