Severe Iraq Problems Detailed in Secret Embassy Memo Made Public

June 19, 2006 by  

Click here to read a report based on the leaked memo apparently from Khalilzad to the US State Dept.

Problems described include corruption (as evidenced by a government minister’s building having 24 hour power when the rest of Baghdad suffers with electricity for about 15% of the time in 115 degree nights), increasing animosity toward Iraqi staff working for the embassy even by Green Zone guards, the need of Iraqi embassy staffers to go to extreme lengths to hide their employer’s identity, ethnic cleansing throughout Baghdad, the rise of neighborhood guard groups with sovereignty and no affinity even to traditional power brokers in Iraq, and more.

Deeply disturbing.

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