About a month ago, USAID head Andrew Natsios was planning the biggest state-led export of US capital since the Marshall Plan, dedicated to rebuilding Iraq. Now we hear that US dollars are flooding into Iraq (so much so that the prices of US goods in Iraq is falling sharply) not so much because of those tasty Bechtel and Kellogg, Brown & Root contracts, but because of Tommy Franks' bribes to Iraqi generals. How can *this* General get his hand into that well-stocked government cookie jar?!?!
Deflation, disorder, development (and its demise), democracy (ditto) and dystopia.