Daily Archives: September 21, 2004

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Iraqis Warn U.S. Plan to Divert Billions to Security Could Cut Off Crucial Services

21 September 2004 | New York Times by JAMES GLANZ BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 20 – Iraqi officials in charge of rebuilding their country’s shattered and decrepit infrastructure are warning that the Bush administration’s plan to divert $3.46 billion from water, sewage, electricity and other reconstruction projects to security could leave many people without the crucial services that generally form the backbone of a stable and functioning democracy. Under the plan, which was proposed last week and would require approval by Congress, the money would pay for training and equipping tens of thousands of additional police officers, border patrol agents and […]