tv [untitled] October 31, 2011 6:30am-7:00am EDT
now two thirty pm on monday here in moscow you would r.t. the headlines for you syria's president bashar al assad believes to be unrest in his country has been funded from rule interview to russian media also warned a military intervention could the entire reach. schools of occupy protesters are arrested across the united states in confrontations with police all of. ten people from camping overnight meanwhile. the east coast.
determination to keep the corporate. feuding a russian billionaire. throw their fortunes at a high cost court battle in the u.k. he accuses of robbing him of billions of dollars something that chelsea f.c. . what are u.s. troops. in iraq by leaving behind a campaign that has so far cost the american taxpayer hundreds of billions of dollars next we talk to a man who says that the u.s. is wasting its cash trying to build a democracy. were sitting down with peter van buren state department foreign service officer who a few years ago had it anyway radke we construction team then he came back home and wrote a book titled we meant well how i helped lose the battle for the hearts and minds
of the iraqi people and now he says the state department one thing fired because of the book what what's in the book that they don't like so much stuff i'm sure when you throw parties the clowns they sometimes get angry state department is a lot like a mafia you don't talk about the family outside the family and the state department was i think bothered by the fact that i told the true story of what happened in iraq which contradicts what they've been putting out through the media for almost eight years now tell me a little bit more about their projects that you were involved in as part of this nation building the team that in the sponsored by the united states why do you think those projects failed around two thousand and seven a number of state department people were sent to iraq to spend a lot of money to rebuild the country and hopefully create a nation that was going to be our ally and friend and a happy spot in the middle east you can work out that way. instead what happened
was that we were sent over there with almost unlimited funds but no vision we had lots of time and lots of people but no one in charge we lacked many things including adult supervision so instead of the long term cool word unaided efforts that real development work requires we got short term efforts that were thrown together and not guided by any broader philosophy and almost were required to fail the very first thing that happened to me was i was presented by my team mates with a fraudulent receipt to sign they had over spent three thousand dollars on snacks for a conference and wanted me to sign off on a producer receipt for printing to make it all right and he then tried to talk me into spending twenty five thousand dollars to buy a few machines to give away to a few widows and that was are going to be our contribution to democracy in the war effort the more i look at it was as close to we were going to buy some sheep from
a guy who was going to give them to his relatives who were going to raise them and put the rest in his pocket you could buy a toyota for what we were going to pay for sheep in iraq. the problem was that these were not isolated incidents what i thought might have been just a really bad first day at work turned out to be evocative of the entire year of our peoples and it was like a systematic squandering of resources they're absolutely squandering of resources occurred at very small levels a thousand dollars a couple of thousand dollars here and there and zoomed all the way up into hundreds of millions of dollars that were spent on hospitals that never opened or prisons that never took any prisoners in the united states lacked a plan constantly being forced into short term solutions we were constantly being asked to produce publicity stills and have something ready by next thursday for the photographers to show up c.n.n. is coming over the weekend better get something ready none of these things were part of the long term the slowed work of development that really is necessary if
you're serious about rebuilding a country i want to read something to him we serious some news i write the government watch stock so phrase the alarm about billions of dollars of war zone waste and fraud are falling silent or are missing in action this isn't news i item is actually about the commission on wartime contracting and that charge that they were working under it has expired and has not been renewed and i'm just going to tell our viewers that this commission a wartime contracting claimed waste and fraud may have siphoned off up to sixty billion dollars from contracts in iraq and afghanistan now this watchdog could be out of business are you surprised who might be interested in it i'm actually ashamed that the commission a wartime contracting is going out of business and there's actually more to it than even the story that you just shared with your viewers first of all the state department has attempted to exempt itself from the scrutiny of the committee that
you refer to the state department has claimed that it was not part of wartime contracting that it was involved in diplomacy. and therefore not controlled by that organization and they didn't want them to peek into what the state department was doing even worse the committee as it's dissolved has sealed all of its records and no one will be allowed to see any of the results of its work except what's already been published until two thousand and thirty one so the things that the committee on wartime contracting uncovered the incredible amounts of waste fraud and mismanagement that they documented in the limited public documents that they do produce all of that is being swept away i don't know how old i'm going to be in two thousand and thirty one i'm going to be a lot older than i am now but it's shameful shameful that we would not be able to see that information why aren't they allowed to publish that before the official version is that there may be classified information in some of their reports that needs to remain undercover for that long i think most intelligent people realize
that the reporting from the committee is so horrific it needs to be put away to avoid embarrassing the government even further the u.s. government says we brought freedom and democracy to iraq it doesn't matter on what grounds will end if they're true or false they prove to be false but. anyways we got rid of a terrible man in power and we are building a democratic society there that's the argument you were out there in the field what is the reality on the ground as you saw it first of all i don't think you can dismiss so casually because as sent america to war in iraq we entered the iraq war under the guise of looking for weapons of mass destruction where we didn't find any as if there ever worry we then changed it to the new medium which is all we got rid of saddam was a terrible man and brought freedom to iraq. saddam was not
a nice guy i'm not here to defend him no one could possibly defend his actions however. we killed over one hundred thousand iraqi citizens some of them were killed or rectory by the united states some of them were killed in the sectarian violence that we set loose in the aftermath of our invasion of iraq today remains in the bottom percentages of any statistic the u.n. cares to count access to water access to medical care access to education iraq is not a place that represents the investment of sixty three billion dollars in reconstruction funds iraq is had a number of elections but it doesn't have a democracy press reports are constantly reporting secret prisons militias targeted killings government killing soldiers people in military uniforms committing assassinations bombs going off none of those things are indicative of democracy i think if that's what freedom represents most iraqis are not very comfortable with
it and i think the united states failed in its efforts to bring freedom to iraq there's one thing that there we feel in a loss you can admit and that is that is that he. actually they're talking about whether or not it was immoral to invade iraq a but not quite about it defeat and what were you writing in this book is like a raw material of failure do you really see it such as a defeat that salute i actually title the title the book actually includes the catchphrase i helped lose this war and i accept my responsibility for not doing better than i should have and so my very most americans really going to stand by their government continue spending so much money in iraq they were told about the list scrolls by next year and now they hear that washington is maneuvering to stay there beyond that deadline what's your feeling why it is rushing to want to stay in iraq who benefits from it i myself i'm not sure why the united states has spent and
became used to spend so much money in iraq i think one of the old sayings when you're in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging those apply. united states has said but i don't want to bet hispanic so one does not know the iraqi people they made it clear that they don't you know they but they put do they have a say when their government gets all that money from the u.s. and it's actually there's no i don't think any of the money is going to the iraqi people i think a lot of the money their government is going to government leaders i think a lot of the money just disappears no one knows where billions of dollars actually physically actually went however it is interesting to note that iraq is planning to buy a lot of weapons from the united states iraq is hoping to buy a number of of sixteen's they already have bought and will continue to buy and one tanks from us all of these are very expensive toys and more importantly come with very long tails each of these tanks requires maintenance requires spare parts requires extra equipment and requires trainers and mechanics it's not like buying
a car where you know the state department pushes those contracts oh i know for a fact that we do is one of the duties of the state department is to help sell american products overseas and we work very closely in a number of countries around the world with military in order to sell american weapons that's not a secret to iraq in any way whatsoever a foreign military sales were present a significant duty of the military in conjunction with the state department overseas what is different about iraq is that this is a quandary that doesn't seem in a position from afford these type of planes iraq is a country where people don't have access to water don't have access to medical care don't have access to electricity and instead of spending on those things their government is buying weapons and in getting itself to the united states for years to come something seems wrong there now i understand and i as they departments are fired but thank you very much for the cent of you thank you very much.
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the earth of. the headlines on our t.v. that syria's president bashar al assad believed to be seven a month long unrest in this country has all been funded from abroad in an interview to russian media he also warned that the military intervention could go in the entire region. scores of occupy protesters are arrested across the united states and confrontations with police all the while confiscate tents and ban people from camping overnight meanwhile. the east coast testing activists determination to keep the anti corporate pride on life. and feuding russian billionaire boris berezovsky . overage through their fortunes in a high cost battle and u.k.
court but if he accuses up on him of a job or robbing him of billions of dollars and something that chelsea f.c. . want you to know there are the headlines for you now though to your world of sports in the most improbable of runs in the spanish football league comes to an end it has indeed normally around this time of the season re of course nine weeks in that side of bosh known a real madrid leading the way but i know it's lonely live tape but not anymore we're going to look at why that is in just a second. thanks for joining us and this is sports today here in twenty four hours we have got plenty ahead this hour including. removing all the now moscow leapfrogged city rival sports. interest third spot in the russian pretty bleak. new
truck same story f one champion sebastian vettel storms to victory up in order all indian grand prix leading from start to finish in delhi. final comment on we catch up with russian top ten tennis star. who cherish her views on next weekend's davis cup decider with first timers the czech republic. we start with you know moscow's first win in three games seen to rise to third place in the russian premier league the blue light seeing off. in the first of sunday's two clashes the visitors essentially wrapping up victory in the opening half inside bierria a pair of former but in this league a star is making the difference me some of it getting things going with the sublime free kick twenty minutes in before kevin qur'an he showed his class coolly finding the space to finish to the back of the net six minutes from the break to know.
his final regular season clash with spartak moscow next weekend decide he finishes . while in the last march of game week twenty nine. for a goal to get for f.c. turk in samarra who's taking the lead on bobo with half an hour down on the pluck big direct running of marat seo though would result in the game being tied one one after thirty six minutes but the second half would be on to korea. to leave for his team eight minutes after time to on the final score shoot for. over to the game are tottenham have joined chelsea and newcastle in third place in the premier league that's after spurs took care of london rivals queens park rangers on sunday i braced for failed sandwich by a field under bar strike tottenham one this one. did reply for rangers but it was the home side who dominated at white hart lane harry redknapp charge is now able to
boast a record of six wins from seven games. the action continues later on monday with the newcastle evening to take control of the third position from the night paes awaits a mid table spoke you cancel on leaders manchester city are the only unbeaten side so far this season. the spanish premier league table has a more familiar ring to it this monday with real madrid and barcelona the sights to catch however that is only after the leaders heading into the weekend so for their first loss of the campaign a little advance a brought down to earth at asa soon in the sides free flowing attack which had served them soon well this month have wife luna. getting a suit off the mark after minutes from the break that was followed up moments later by a spot of head tennis won francisco nino eventually getting things grounded but made it to nil and that was the final reckoning eleventh it's the surrendering the
chance to again move top of the league. it's business as usual in the form no one track the man already crying champion this season sebastian vettel winning the an orbital indian grand prix in new delhi prior to the race there was a minute's silence for a tell you new g.p. rider marco sim and shelly who died in a crash last week in malaysia to the action where vettel who started from paula gradually increased his advantage over the chasing pack early on and he never looked back the german eventually finishing it point four seconds ahead of the college kids and button for henri's fernando alonso was a distant third. models twenty five seconds behind the winner battles red bull team it mark webber was fourth aren't after the race the double world champion trick the time to remember a substantially welton the indy car started tragically died a week before the attack. on the one hand i'm very very happy it's the first grand prix in india and i'm very proud to be the first winner and i think we can be as
a team but on the other hand looking back at last weekend we lost two of our mates . yeah i didn't know them well then but obviously it was a p.p. it was a big name in motor sport i got to know this year marco seaman shelley and obviously our thoughts are with them. the pittsburgh steelers have sent out a warning to the rest of the n.f.l. after a surprise win over super bowl favorites and ben roethlisberger the second the patriots the fans to overcome tom brady and co by twenty five points to seventeen the steelers had lost the whole game to the british lead playfields in their last seven contests pittsburgh deciding to go against the grain this time aren't using short passes all game long typical new england style and funk and it worked ruthless berger opening the scoring with a pass to move. really meanwhile was constantly harassed by the steelers defense brett kiesel putting beachhead on the thirty four year old jarring the fall troy
polamalu on hand to send the ball all the way back for a two point see the score twenty five seventy five. the rams seem to benefit from world series baseball champions this elusive hartnell's being in attendance for their clash the home team stunning new orleans saints for their first win of the season stephen jackson with the game's first touched on making it ten zero the same tour so trailing by ten in the fourth before dorian strewed intercepted drew brees. for six games rose to go on to the rams though fighting back to secure that ten point advantage thirty one twenty one in the finals. and members of the cardinals squad pictograms jerseys and other football memorabilia the game continued their baseball celebrations thousands of fans all wearing red swarming don johnson together clips of the twenty eleven world series champions a triumph over the texas rangers in the final best final game of the best of seven
final series giving the cards their second title since two thousand and six and had this victory right is the ultimate reward for winning for elimination games in the postseason to clinch the title salutes were within a shrike from losing in game six before an amazing rally caught off by ten. nine when tried is six to win in game seven completing an amazing room for solve the question of course tell me do it again next. bet against the tennis where petrified of a has won the end of season w t a championships in istanbul following a three said for three over victoria azarenka twenty one year old check if you do it edging out tight opener seven five but her twenty two year old belarusian opponent stormed back in the second taking in six four that meant i decide or the third set though was to belong to wimbledon champion conveyed about wrapping up the tournament on a six three scoreline the victory also ensuring to be devout will end the season
ranking career high number two in the world. if you will now leave the czech republic team in their fade cup final against russia next weekend we're is going to finding my first hand in istanbul work if we can do on the court losing to the wimbledon champ in straight sets in the group stages now r.t. caught up with the russian ahead of moscow's massive showdown. when it comes down to the first cup final. some emotions they're special and you could never experience that when you play individual competition and definitely bad for them emotionally will bring a lot of determination a lot of desire hopefully we can create great competition czech republic is very strong and very consistent they have a lot of good players they are not only good in singles but they are also good in doubles so it's going to be yeah it's going to be some challenge but we're excited about it and we've got
a lot of great players and we can easily form. teams and it is great because we've got a lot of choices at the same time you know sometimes it's tough because some players get injured and sometimes we try to find the perfect combination between singles and doubles and trying to create you know the best team sometimes it's not easy because we have so many choices we want to bring people and we want everyone to play for the team but there are only spots for for. the level of our team is very strong and we're always support each other and we're always going to do well in the. points of two thousand and. you know i think people look at my season and i think they have a. wrong perception of it because. i've reached two grand slam finals last year
this year it was a very consistent year for me and those players that i lost in the grand slams they you know played really well throughout the season i didn't really have bad matches throughout the whole season i didn't lose the first round the second round so you know i've been playing deep into the tournament so i had a very consistent here and no matter what and i think i'm pretty satisfied about it of course i wanted to go get farther and of course i wanted to reach another grand slam final but it's something i'm working on my game every single day i'm trying to improve. you know hopefully. is your sport this or have a great hollow wing on i'll see you shortly whether it's next.