The Shock Doctrine

Disaster Capitalism in Action: profiteering

Bush officials lead Iraq business push

Roula Khalaf, Financial Times, November 9, 2009

"Senior Bush administration figures including Zalmay Khalilzad, former US ambassador to Baghdad, and Jay Garner, the retired general who led reconstruction efforts immediately after the war, are leading a new business push into Iraq.

"The two one-time senior officials are among a raft of former US soldiers and diplomats either leveraging their war experience helping foreign companies to enter the Iraqi market or starting businesses there themselves."

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