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A Closer Look (Rebuilding Iraq) #850709

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A report from the inspector general on the massive waste in the US-funded reconstruction in Iraq noted; examples cited of the shoddy construction at the Baghdad Police Academy & of a police camp not used.

(Baghdad: Jonathan Karl) The idea of rebuilding existing state-owned facilities in Iraq that had been shut down featured; scenes shown from a factory making armored buses; details given of the prior procedure of importing materials rather than having them made here. [Bus factory manager Sabah al-KAFAJI†- says each employee hired means one less terrorist.] [Pentagon official Bob LOVE†- says Iraqis are desperate for jobs.]

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan

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