Thursday, September 28, 2006

Police Academy

There are two ways to take the title of this post: in reference to the new Iraqi Police College or to the series of movies. In fact, you should take it both ways.

The Baghdad Police College, hailed as crucial to U.S. efforts to prepare Iraqis to take control of the country's security, was so poorly constructed that feces and urine rained from the ceilings in student barracks. Floors heaved inches off the ground and cracked apart. Water dripped so profusely in one room that it was dubbed "the rain forest."

"This is the most essential civil security project in the country -- and it's a failure," said Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, an independent office created by Congress. "The Baghdad police academy is a disaster."
With the constant revelation of the complete and utter mismanagement of this war - one sold to all of us on lies - why is there not a roar of disgust from our fellow citizens? Where are the demands for troop pullouts? Have they become so brain dead on bad television and video games that they've become immune to the real carnage and the real posse of idiots in BushCo.?

Anyone want to guess how long before Mr. Stuart W. Bowen Jr. winds up in some god-forsaken, dead-end job in West Bumfuck, Iowa?

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