We DID Bring American Style Governance to Iraq

Ah, those heady days I recall during my very short stay with our nation’s GAO, the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress, then standing for “General Accounting Office” (now “Government Accountability Office.”) The agency mission was, of course, to combat “waste, fraud and abuse”.
The mission of the Bush Administration in general, and the former Coalition Provisional Authority operating under Viceroy L. Paul “Jerry” Bremer and a cast of people pulled from the Heritage Foundation job bulletin board in particular, seems to be to make sure that the GAO, and agencies like it, such as the Pentagon’s inspector general among others, have lots of work to do… and according to this from the Grey Lady… man, do they have work to do.
I’ll just leave it this way: I am shocked… SHOCKED I tell you, to find out that there appears to have been a great deal of waste, fraud and abuse in the administration of American reconstruction contracts in Iraq.