February 28, 2006
-- by Thomas Leavitt
This article, Re-engineering Iraq, and published by IEEE Spectrum, provides a fascinating inside look at the successes and failures and problems associated with the Iraqi reconstruction effort. It is a long, but definitely worthwhile read... unfiltered by "spin" from one side or the other. After reading it, you'll be a lot more educated on the nature of the task at hand.
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Absolutely fascinating. There can't be more than a few thousand people in the world that know enough about the reconstruction to even have an informed opinion. The sheer amount of coordination, interaction, and conversly, the lack of each, is almost unimaginable.
And this article only addressed electricity. Now add in water, roads and sewage. Gives me a headache just thinking about it.
Thanks for a great post.
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