Newspaper: America has wasted $ 200 million on training Iraqi police

Newspaper: America has wasted $ 200 million on training Iraqi police

31/08/2012 14:24

Beirut August 31 / August (Rn) – The “Daily Telegraph” that the British “American diplomats wasted more than $ 200 million on the military initiative unwanted aimed to train Iraqi police officers. She drew the paper that “This project is the largest of its kind , a five-year, serving to strengthen Iraqi security forces after the departure of U.S. troops the country last December. “She drew the paper that was supposed to “deliver about $ 108 million to Baghdad Police College by the end of the year, and put $ 98 million Adapted Consulate U.S. southern city of Basra included in the plans. ” the newspaper quoted a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction that “diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, who were charged with implementing the program, failed to get a written commitment from Iraq to participate in this program” . quoted a leading Shiite saying that “Iraqi police participated in several training courses, in many areas, and resulted in the matter of the existence of many experts and academics specialized, so we do not need to experience the U.S., because of the availability subjective experience we have.” The newspaper concluded its reference to the “United States spent about $ 8 billion to train and equip Iraqi police since the U.S. invasion in 2003, as indicated by the accounts.” she added that “at that time, there were about 58,000 element in the Iraqi police, before rising number and up to 412000 by 2010, while other estimates indicate that many federal security forces and local up to 650 thousand component. : Khalil al-Khalil, the Open: Peace Baghdadi

Source: aknews