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Today on Your Call: What do we need to know about waste and corruption in Iraq?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Peter Van Buren, author of "We Meant Well: How I  Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People."  US taxpayers have spent $63 billion dollars on so-called reconstruction in Iraq, a plan that Van Buren says is “riddled with waste and inefficiency. Now that the last of US troops have withdrawn from Iraq, what do we need to know about who will remain in Iraq and what their intentions are?   It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Peter Van Buren, foreign service officer with the Department of State and author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.”

Sinan Antoon, Iraqi poet and co-editor of Jadaliyya

 

Resources: 

Peter Van Buren - We Meant Well

http://www.wemeantwell.com/

Jadaliyya

http://www.jadaliyya.com/

Ali Budner came to KALW as a volunteer reporter with Crosscurrents in early 2009, then joined the Your Call team as a producer in March of 2010. She loves the dynamic daily interactions of live radio and the inspiring guests and listeners that Your Call attracts. She still makes stories for Crosscurrents in her free time.