Thursday, March 02, 2006

New Iraq Reconstruction Funds Devoted Solely to Prisons

In other news, the State Department quietly announced this week it has requested $100 million dollars for Iraqi reconstruction – all of it for prisons. The Bush administration initially promised $20 billion dollars to reconstruct Iraqi infrastructure. But much of the money has been diverted to security. State Department Iraq coordinator James Jeffrey said the $100 million dollar prison project was the lone new reconstruction effort the US government will undertake over the next year.

-excerpt from today's Democracy Now broadcast.


Blogger Craig said...

We figgered out long ago that by putting as many people we don't like in jail, we can perty much assure our friends that they won't have to share the wealth. That's why African-American men are ten times more likely to go to prison than white men.

We are not only spreading democracy in Iraq, we are using the exact ingredients that have made ours such an overwhelmingly stunning success.

Friday, March 03, 2006  

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