View Full Version : US surprised by Iraq infrastructure?

1st June 2004, 11:20 PM
Though not a headline grabber like WMD, the US claim of surprise at the condition of Iraq infrastructure is either an intelligence failure of surreal proportion or else a bald-faced lie.
AP via Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2604187)
the White House deputy budget chief, Joel Kaplan, blamed the war's costs on "unanticipated events" like the bad condition of Iraq's infrastructure and the prolonged violent resistance

1st June 2004, 11:41 PM
Infrastructure is not a 'sexy' subject. If they had bothered to ask, I am sure the CIA could have told them what state it was in.