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Are Politicians Undermining Iraq Reconstruction Efforts?
By Sabah Hajjar :: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 :: 38879 Views :: Government & Society, World News & Odds 'N' Ends

 

Michigan, USA  –  Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D), chairman and of the Senate Armed Services Committee, requested a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding Iraq’s financial ability to fund their own reconstruction. 

The GAO made their report public yesterday prompting renewed calls from Democrats and few Republicans that Baghdad pay more of the bill for its own reconstruction.   The Iraqi government could end the year with a small budget surplus reveals the GAO report.   Iraq’s budget surplus has been building due to increased oil production, stability in the region, and the government’s unwillingness to spend money, the report continues. 

 

In a statement made to the press, Levin says, “The Iraqi government now has tens of billions of dollars at its disposal to fund large-scale reconstruction projects.  It is inexcusable for U.S. taxpayers to continue to foot the bill for projects the Iraqis is fully capable of funding themselves.”

The GAO report includes the difficulty Iraq has been having in trying to spend the money.  “First ... (the) relative shortage of trained budgetary, procurement and other staff with the necessary technical skills as a factor limiting the Iraqi government's ability to plan and execute its capital spending,” the GAO said, adding that a second problem is the government's weak accounting systems.  The GAO report continues, “Third ... violence and sectarian strife remain major obstacles to developing Iraqi government capacity,” it said.

Jammo and many other Chaldeans see this as a political move.  “This is an election year.  In this game of poker, the Democrats have gone all-in on the failure of the war.  That is why Democrats are trying to undermine the success in Iraq and continue to harp on the U.S. economy which by all measurements is doing well.  However, if you listen to them and their media megaphones the uneducated parrot that we are two steps away from a depression.  Does anyone else find it coincidence that all the states run by Democrats are experiencing hard financial times.  Go figure.  This is political maneuvering at its best. Who cares about the American people, just as long as their party wins the White House,” Jammo sighs.

“Although America has broken it, they don’t want to buy it,” says Kevin Jammo.  “Democrats want to undermine the progress being made in the country.  They diminish the success of the surge and all the other progress taking place.  It is too soon to force Iraq to spend its meager money on a war waged against them.  This is an election year and these heartless politicians are playing games with a nation trying to stand-up.  As soon as Iraq starts to get their footing, Democrats want to foot-sweep them back to the ground.” 

Media Propaganda, coruption, and conspiracy

Chaldean Justice League has noticed an ongoing and orchestrated bias in media.  Presenting information in an unfair and unjust way seeds a mindset that bears the fruit of injustice.  The propaganda used by the media has been recorded and captured by the Media Research Center. 

We share their findings with the Chaldean community as a demonstration of media propaganda and the injustice born of such fraudulent journalism.  The covert attempt to change the will of the people through propaganda is in itself corrupt. 

Chaldean Justice League

The Chaldean Justice League (CJL) is a group of concerned Chaldean community leaders working to address issues of injustice.  The CJL invites any Chaldean to join the league and assist in challenging unfair policies and practices. 

CJL Efforts:

  • Miller Boycott (Program Ended):  Organize efforts to boycott Miller brewing company for their support of anti-Christian hate groups.
  • Chaldean Business Discrimination (Program Ongoing):  Organize businesses to address unfair municipal or vendor practices relating to permits and product purchasing.
  • Christmas Grinch List (Program Ongoing): A program to provide information on businesses that refuse to acknowledge Christmas while using the holy day as a means to entice shoppers.  CLICK HERE
  • Voter Registration (Program Ongoing): Working with the Chaldean Caucus to register Chaldeans.
  • HDTV Converter Coupon Application (Program Ongoing):  Working to assist the Chaldean community in receiiving the U.S. Govt. $80 coupons for digital television converters.

If you have a cause or concern you feel the Chaldean Justice League should consider please e-mail ChaldeanJustice@yahoo.com.