Bush Plan’s $1B Won’t Go Far in Iraq

The extra billion dollars of reconstruction aid in President Bush’s Iraq plan won’t go far in a country where electricity output still barely meets half the demand and oil production is falling short by almost a million barrels a day.

And a companion part of the plan, to expand U.S. aid teams scattered across Iraq, may falter because of a shortage of volunteers. Some say it may have to start ordering civilian U.S. government employees into the war zone, as was done for Vietnam. Full Story

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