28 September 2006

In for the long haul

Hidden in the Boston Globe article referenced below is a mention that a Congressional report attributes the increase in Iraq spending to "the building of more extensive infrastructure to support troops and equipment". The report goes on to suggest "that the construction of so-called semi-permanent support bases has picked up in recent months". The US government continues to deny that any permanent installations are in place or being built.
Ironically on the release of this reports comes just days after the US House passed a defence spending bill that includes a ban on the construction of permanent bases.

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of "permanent" is. Nothing lasts forever.

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