Aside from the appalling waste of lives that the failed Iraq intervention has caused, there has also been a significant waste of money.
An audit performed by The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), of US funded reconstruction projects, has found that millions of dollars have been wasted because many schemes have never been completed.
SIGIR highlights delays, costs, poor performance and violence for failure to finish some 855 projects.
It also noted that many other projects (in the audit of 47,321 projects) had been falsely described as complete.
The financial cost to the US taxpayers currently exceeds $100BN.
How long will the American people tolerate being ripped off in this manner by their own government, and corrupt construction companies?