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the cost of their eyes to new worlds where humans can settle many believe that mas provides the best option. now as the u.s. troops for pastor withdrawal from iraq and december they leave behind a campaign that's cost the american taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars next we talk to a middle east expert who says that the u.s. is wasting time and money trying to build democracy in that region. i. were sitting down with peter van buren state department foreign service officer who a few years ago had it any rocky reconstruction 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 once again 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
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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 now tell me a little bit more about the projects that you were involved in as part of this nation building 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. it 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
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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 and wanted me to sign off on a priest a 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 in the war effort the more i was a bride 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
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peoples so that was like a systematic squandering of resources absolutely the of the squandering of resources occurred a very small levels a thousand dollars a couple 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 slow work of development that really is necessary if you're serious about rebuilding a country i want to read something to him really serious some use i write the government watchdogs have raised the alarm about billions of dollars of war zone waste and fraud are falling silent or are missing in action this. item is actually
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about the commission on wartime contracting and that charter that they were working under it has expired and has not been renewed as 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 watch that could be out of business are you surprised who might be interested in it i'm actually ashamed that the commission on 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
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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 will not be able to see that information why aren't they allowed to publish that before they eat official version is that there may be classified information in some of their or. 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 doesn't matter on what
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grounds will end if they're true or false they proved to be moved 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 sent america to war in iraq we entered the 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 who 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 rectally 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
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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 has 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 very few in washington admit and that is that is the heat. actually they're talking about whether or not it was immoral to invade iraq
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a but not quite about defeat and what were you writing in this book is like a raw material of failure or do you really see it as such as a defeat absolutely i actually title the title of the book actually includes the catch phrase i helped lose this war and i accept my responsibility for not doing better than i should have and have i'm very most americans really don't understand why their government continue spending so much money in iraq they were told about the list false by next year and now they hear that washington is maneuvering to stay there be yond that deadline what's your feeling why it is 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 you do is stop digging does apply. the united states has said but i don't want benefits from it so one does not know the iraqi people they
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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 u.s. and it actually does you know 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 f. 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 get the state 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 singletary in order to sell american
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weapons that's not a secret to iraq in any way whatsoever foreign military sales represent a significant duty of the military in conjunction with the state department receipt what is difficult about iraq is that this is a country that doesn't seem in a position to afford these type of things 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 indebting itself to the united states for years to come something seems wrong there now i understand what why the state department wants you fired but thank you very much for the senate thank you very much i. culture is that so much good music making a lot of people
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those are the headlines here and now are your latest sports with. hello there welcome to the sports update thanks for joining us let's take a quick look at what's making headlines around the world. that took eight teams of the russian premier league have been determined what's next for those who did well during the longest of a season and those who didn't. you track same story of formula one champ and sebastian. victory at the inaugural grand prix leading from start to finish in new delhi. and final countdown would catch up with the russian tennis star very narrow who shares views on next weekend's davis cup decider with. czech
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republic. so we start with football where the number first win in three games has been that has seen them rise to third place i should say in the russian premier league the blue saying off. the first of sunday's two clashes the century wrapping up victory open hearth siberia a form of liga stars making the difference in which getting things going with cricket twenty eight minutes. before kevin khurana showed his class clearly finding this pace and back of the net six minutes from the break. and that's the truth and final regular season clash with spartak moscow next weekend will now decide who finishes third. while in the last match of game week trained. for f.c. terek and some are taking the lead for anton but there were thirteen minutes going
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on the clock with direct running of. would result in the game being tied at one zero after thirty six minutes. but the second half belonged to korea the man regaining the late sixty minutes after halftime to one the final score there to create i within the one game we've to play russia's longest football season in history is now on the verge of entering its second phase a competition where the top eight will continue their pursuit of silverware while the bottom half prepare to fight for their places in next year's premier league for more school outfits scardina my spot and the combative together with. andrew brain will be added by ambitious school band and one sheet to compound luckily for the first eight this group will determine not only the winners of the year but also all the european council disciplines for russia to champions league and draw public support for grabs the teams will compete and how many way basis of the points of
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pain during the first part of the season. the same system will be applied to the relegation group competition the only difference is that the likes of crustal direst stopped eric and other sports both struggle for the right to a straight in russia's top division at the end at least two teams will go down automatically but two sides about them will have to fight it out with the fourth placed teams of division two. over to the english game where to talk to them have joined chelsea and newcastle in third place in the premier league that's after spurs to london rivals queens park rangers on sunday a break from gareth bale and precise strike from power to seal the game for tough times for it did look like rangers but it was their home start to dominated at white hart lane direct perhaps now are now able to boast
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a record of six points from seven games. the action continues later on monday with newcastle aiming to take control of that position. and from spurs the men the way to make table stoke newcastle and live is mention the city how they'll be inside so far this season. it's business as usual on the former one track 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 tell him moto g.p. rider marco simoncelli who died in a crash last week in malaysia to the action itself now where that started from gradually increase his advantage over the tracing back alone and never looked back to john eventually finishing eight point four seconds ahead of him jenson button there are is fernando alonso was a distant third almost twenty five seconds behind the winner but also red bull to mate with fourth after the race the double world champion took time to remember
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symmetry and well done and it cost are the tragically died the week before the terror. than the one hand i'm very very happy is 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 dan wheldon but obviously it was a big it was a big name in motorsport i got to know this year marcos immaturely and obviously our thoughts are with them. tennis now where better good to has won the end of season double championships and both following a three set victory over victoria azarenka a twenty one year old czech wit of edging a tight open a seven five but her twenty two year old girl the russian opponent stormed back in the second to take a six for four said decider the third said there was to belong to wimbledon champ uncreative are wrapping up the tournament on
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a six three scoreline the victory also untrue and the season ranked high number two in the world. crittur will now lead the czech republic team in their third cup final against russia next week can't a very scenario finding out first hand in a symbol what could have a kendo on the court as she lost to the wimbledon champ and instruct sets in the group stages r.t. caught up with the russian head of moscow's mess of showdown. when it comes to the . emotions they're special and you could never experience that when you play individual competition and definitely that that emotion 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. but they are also good so it's going to be yeah it's going
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to be a tough challenge but we're excited about it and we've got a lot of great players and we can easily form two. teams and it's. great because we've got a lot of choices at the same time you know. because. sometimes we try to find the perfect combination between singles and. trying to. you know the best team sometimes it's not easy because we have so many. people and we want everyone to play. for. our team is very strong and i'm always supported we always. have been able to reach a point. you know i think people look at my season and i think they have a. perception because. finals last year this
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year was a very consistent here for me in. that i lost in the grand slams they you know really well throughout the season i didn't really have bad matches throughout the whole season i didn't lose the first or second round. when deep into the tournament so i had a very consistent year no matter what and i think pretty satisfied about it of course i wanted to beat father and of course i wanted to reach the grand slam final it's something i'm working on my game every single day i'm trying to improve. four minutes and fifty one seconds the time john thomas dold spent resting up the stairs of the tallest tower in the city of hall chiming in vietnam the sixty eight floor financial tower was the venue for the inaugural ball to run the twenty seven year old took the lead straight away and showed his experience and skill as quickly
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a bit what gap between himself and his nearest rival and mounds of italy that when it climbed thirty six seconds faster than the runner up. one thing that is there. is you can read in the lobby one of if you're. going. to mention him because you're in the distance or you know it's really. unfair if you can see. you're very. busy because. he might go on. making you be different. or. more of a very very small. in the women's event it was a volunteer to belong to wait till they hold took the top on as she was the first to cross the line in six minutes and nineteen seconds minutes samone of new zealand finished fifteen seconds behind both billeted and gold received the winning fifteen
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hundred us dollars for their victory. ok today no more sports news from around the globe for in two hours time hale and hearty weather is next bye now.
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in india auntie's available in the grand central shirts in mumbai the taj mahal the . tallest president to the shooter lane which results in mono beach resort public close to gone home hutto ridges cement hotel tiller's palace hotel close on the meridian to leave them to join the hotel's church in new delhi who took the maori babyhood to carry collections ramon the close of the maidens hotel the leela park closer movie don't understand shift it was promised to jaipur cush promise. to general conference as does. to add up to a draft resolution and decided to add me to palestine yes ma'am better off going to
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. historic day for palestine which has achieved its first full membership to a un agency but meantime the us evolves to cut nearly a quarter of unesco's funding in response. firing back syria's president claims the campaign against his regime is being funded from a pool and warns of the west not to mess with this country. clash of the russian tycoons two of the world's wealthiest men. but it's off to take their billion dollar dispute to a london court and spare no money on the last. seven billion people now calling b.s. home scientists worried the planet can cope cast their eyes to a new world where humans could once. and business western stocks drop for the first aim for on monday as crude oil and metals fall hurting the outlook for come.

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