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BBC News: Bremer quizzed over cash for Iraq

Posted by uscsjp on February 7, 2007

A woman carries firewood in Baghdad

Four years after the invasion, Iraq remains poor and chaotic

The former head of the US-led civilian administration in Iraq has defended his decision to send billions of dollars in cash to Baghdad in 2003 and 2004. Paul Bremer told a Congressional committee investigating allegations of waste and fraud that he had done his best to kick-start Iraq’s economy.

The funds came from Iraqi oil revenue and previously frozen assets.

Much of the money went missing and critics say there was no system to track how it was used. (continued…)

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