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book about her daughter live from moscow headline firing back syria's president claims the protest campaign against his regime is being funded from abroad and the west not to get involved and the head of nato has ruled out imposing a no fly zone over syria some demonstrations in the country have been called a. clash of the russian tycoon two of the world's wealthiest men. trying to. take the good of the spew to a london court and spend no money on the fight. for five and a half billion dollars and he wants the money back. and with seven billion
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people now calling home scientists worried the planet can't cope cost their eyes to a new world where humans can settle many believe a mosque provides the best option. and straight to live pictures here from the general assembly of the un's cultural body in paris it's a considering a palestinian bid for membership the u.s. says i'm proud to cut funding for unesco if the palestinians currently the palestinians only have observer status the u.s. go however however it's worth noting that no one unesco has the power of veto. dollars u.s. troops to withdraw from iraq in december and they leave behind a campaign that's cost the american taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars next we talked to a middle east expert who says the u.s. is wasting time and money trying to build democracy.
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we're sitting down with peter van buren a state department foreign service officer who a few years ago had it anyway radke we construction team then it came back home i've 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 but i'm sure when you throw parties that clowns they sometimes get angry state department is a lot like the 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 not tell me a little bit more about the projects that you were involved in as part of this nation building
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a team that in the sponsored by the united states why do you think those projects failed around two thousand and seven 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 didn't 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 coordinated efforts that real development work requires we got short term efforts that were thrown together 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 of wanted me to sign off on
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a personal receipt for printing to make it all right they then tried to talk me into spending twenty five thousand dollars to buy a few sheep to give away to a few widows and that was are going to be our contribution to democracy and 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 there was like a systematic squandering of resources there absolutely the squandering of resources occurred a very small levels a thousand dollars a couple thousand dollars here and there and 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
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a plan constantly being forced into short term solutions we were possibly 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 slow work of development that really is necessary if you're serious about rebuilding our country i want every something to him he's serious some use irate the government watch stocks of raise the alarm about billions of dollars of war zone waste and fraud are falling silent the or are missing in action this new site item is actually about the commission and wartime contracting and that charter that they were working under it has it's fired and has not been renewed so i'm just going to tell our viewers that this commission on 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
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out of business are you surprised who might be interested in it i'm actually ashamed that the commission of 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 that's already been published until two thousand and thirty one so the things that the committee on wartime contracting uncover the incredible amounts of waste fraud and mismanagement that they documented in the limited public documents that they did produce all of that is being swept away i don't know how old i'm
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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 will not be able to see that information why aren't they allowed to publish 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 and 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 it's that second american war in iraq we entered the
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iraq war under the guise of looking for weapons of mass destruction when 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 he 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 regularly 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 iraqis had a number of elections but it doesn't have
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a democracy press reports are constantly reporting secret prisons militias targeted killings government killing soldiers people and 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 very few lossing can admit and that is that is the heat. actually they're talking about whether or not it was immoral to invade iraq or a but not quite about a defeat and what were you writing in this book it's like a raw material of failure or do you really see it such as a defeat absolutely i actually title the title of 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 some very most americans really guys stand by their
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government continue spending so much money in iraq they were told about the withdrawals by next year and now they hear that washington is maneuvering can stay there beyond that deadline what's your feeling why does washington want to stay in iraq who benefits from it i myself i'm not sure why the united states has spent and continues to spend so much money in iraq i think one of the old sayings when you're in a hole the first thing need do is stop digging does apply. the united states has said let alone bad things about it so who does not know the iraqi people they made it clear that they don't you know they but they but do they have a say when their government gets all that money from the us and essentially 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
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buy a lot of weapons from the united states iraq is hoping to buy a number of f. sixteen s they already have water 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 are going to say department pushes those contracts oh i know for a fact that we do it's 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 the goal of terry in order to sell american weapons that's not a secret to be correct in any way whatsoever foreign military sales represent a significant duty of the military in conjunction with state department for state what is difficult about iraq is that this is a country that doesn't seem in a position from afford these type of things iraq is a country where people don't have access to water don't have access to medical care
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don't have access to electricity and instead of spending on those things their government is buying weapons and getting itself to the united states for years to come something seems wrong there now i understand why my state apartments are fired but thank you very much for this interview thank you very much. plenty of nature and discover is buzy. lead the communicate with the wild. test yourself and become free to me see what nature can give you the. culture is that so much momentum is going to
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player play. the general conference does. to end up the draft resolution and besides palestine and. the un's cultural body in paris of just a voted to admit palestine as a member it was the first time the palestinians so achieve full membership to a un agency but you don't go now faces the loss of one fifth of its funding for the u.s. to cut off the palestinians were. firing back syria's president claims the progress campaign against his regime is being funded from abroad and warns the west not to get involved and the head of nato has ruled out imposing
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a no fly zone over syria which some demonstrators in the country's been calling. clash of the russian tycoon true of the world's the wealthiest men and women are promoted john of course but his offspring take their bitter dispute to a london court under spare no money might be a few is half of the robbing him of five and a half billion dollars and he wants the money back. seven billion people now according to scientists are in the planning can't cope cast their eyes to a new world swear humans can suffer when you believe lost provides the best. those are the headlines here and now there is the sports. hello there welcome to the school subject
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a nazi thanks for bringing us this so let's take a quick look at what's making this whole thing headlines around the globe it's. moving on up to now more school leapfrog so it's arrival start talking on the commodity in certain sports in the russian family. centric same story from the one champion sebastian betts all storms to victory at the inaugural indian grand prix leading from start to finish in new delhi. and spinal column would catch up with washington tennis star there's no. use the next weekend's davis cup decider with. check. this out football legend almost goes first win in three games has seen them rise to third place in the russian premier league for blue and white seeing off some ice sits on in the first of sunday's clash is essentially reffing up victory in the opening half in siberia that have been the sweetest task making the difference that
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. seeing things going with frikkie twenty eight minutes in the fall kevin koe ronnie showed his class fully funding the space and the back of the net six minutes from the break and that starts with and anonymous final regular season national spotlight next weekend will not decide the finishes. up. while the last match of the game we take tonight producer back to work to get full at six eric and some are other taking the lead through the rubber ball to minutes going on the clock the direct running of my research would result in the game being tied at one zero after thirty six minutes but the second hof would belong to a clearly a problem for main regaining the league. full steam then it's our time to one the final score there to prove it i with only one game we play russia's longest football season in history is now on the verge of its second phase
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a competition where the top eight will continue their pursuit of so where while they bought some half prepared to fight for their places in next year's premier league form a star athlete says deny my spot and the combative together with ricin and rubin will be added. and bungee to compound the luck of the first eight this group will determine not only the winners of the all the european cups participants for russia through champions league and free europa league sports are up for grabs the team spoke eight how many places but all the points taint during the first part of the season will carry over. the same system will be applied to the relegation group competition the only difference is that the likes of. roscoff terek and other sports will struggle for his wife to say isn't russia's top football to vision in the last exam through go down magically
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the two sides above them will have to fight it out. and fourth placed teams of division two. over to the english game now where top them have joined charts and newcastle in place in the premier league that soft earth spurs have london rivals queens park rangers something a brace from and a precise strike from brussels want a part of the game for joy for floyd rangers it was the home side dominated by white hart lane and now able to boast this record of six wins from seven games. continues later on. monday with newcastle aiming for take control of that position from. the neck ties away to me. and leaders makes the city are the only unbeaten side so far it seems. it's business as usual on formula one track
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the man already crowned champion this season sebastian vettel winning the inaugural indian grand prix in new delhi prior to the race there was a minute's silence for tellin moto g.p. rider marco sim and charlie who died in a crash last week in malaysia collection itself now where so he started from. gradually race for his advantage over the trace and on and never looked back john eventually finishing eight point four seconds ahead of the current transports and ferrari's fernando alonso was a person. almost twenty five seconds behind the. red bull team mate not webber was fourth to the race the double trump and it's time to run the central and down world and past our tragically died a week before the ten. only one hand i'm very very happy is the first grand prix in india. i'm very proud to be the first winner and i think we can be as
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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 done but obviously he was a p.p. it was a big name in motorsport i got to know this year marco simoncelli and obviously our thoughts are with them. tennis now a particular one has won the andersen double to championships and a single following at three subjects are over the torah as are encourage twenty one year old check it out edging it open the seven five but are trying to tear all the russian opponents track in the second for take six four and force a decider the third set there was to belong to wimbledon champ and it's about wrapping up the tournaments six preschool i i also. unfixable and the season grain take the higher number two in the world's americas of you. so critical will now lead the czech republic team in their third cup final against
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russia next weekend's there's no euro authorising out first and then a symbol what bit of a kind dollar court and she lost to the wimbledon champion in straight sets in the group stages r.t. caught up with the russian head of moscow's massive shoulder. when it comes to the fed cup final you know some emotions they're special and you could never experience that when you play an individual competition and definitely that then emotion will bring a lot of determination a lot of desire and 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 tough challenge but we're excited about it and we've got a lot of great players and we can easily form two five. teams and it is great because we got
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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 and. people and we want everyone to play for the team but there are all these parts for four players no matter what i think the level of our team is very strong and i'm always support each other and we're always going to do well in the. hearts of two thousand and. i think people will look at my season and i think they have the. wrong perception of it because. i've reached two grand slam finals last year but this year it was a very consistent here for me and those players that i lost in the grand slams they you know really well throughout the season i didn't really have bad matches
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throughout the whole season i didn't lose the first rounds or second round so you know i've been playing deep into the tournament so i had a very consistent year no matter what and i think i'm pretty satisfied about it of course i wanted to go father and of course i wanted to reach you know. it's something i'm working on my game every single day i'm trying to improve. four minutes and fifty one seconds that time john one time was the old spent rushing up the hill the tallest tower in the city hall shaming in vietnam the tesco sixty eighth floor finally show time was that they knew for the inaugural surgical run the twenty seven year old took the lead straight away and showed his experience and skill i say quickly i was kept it's with himself and his nearest rival and when al mounts offensively when it climbed to six seconds faster than the runner up
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but one thing there's every hour is really as you can read in the lobby one of if you're. the only. one much because if you're in the distance it was really. unfair if you can see from the. movie you're a racist be easy because. it's not like you're on. making yourself feel different if you want to. look for more of a very very small. in the women's event that was the intent of belonging. to a pawn as she was the first to cross the line in six minutes and nineteen seconds of new zealand finished fifteen seconds behind both penalty and gold receive the winning fifteen hundred dollars for the victory. ok out
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