During initial stages of the invasion of Iraq, Bush officials emphasized the cost of the war would come from sale of Iraq oil. The assumption was that Iraq would never become an economic drain on the United States. Iraqi auditors now claim nearly a billion dollars each week leaves their nation and no one knows how these funds were laundred in order to hide the truth from the government. The United States imposed a government on the people of Iraq which now is known as the Kleptocracy in action.
The AmericanSpecial Investigator forI Iraq Reconstruction recently noted that at least 80% of an estimated $1 billion which leaves the country each week lacks proper documentation. The current mess arose from lack of any sensible American economic plan for the reconstruction of Iraq. We simply turned over to Kleptocrats keys to the bank.
We might have been better off simply asking criminals to take over.