IRAQ, INC.: A PROFITABLE OCCUPATION by Pratap Chatterjee
“A powerful combination of investigative research and on-the-ground reporting.” -Naomi Klein, author No Logo, columnist The Guardian, UK
In Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation Pratap Chatterjee, managing editor of watchdog group CorpWatch, brings us the dilapidated hospitals, looted ministries, and guarded corporate enclaves that mark the plunderous road to America’s liberated Iraq. Bringing together a critical mass of evidence from major media sources with an on-the-ground account of the Iraq occupation business, Chatterjee presents the most complete-to-date chronicle of the exploits of private contractors hired to reconstruct and manage Iraq.
Chatterjee reveals the systemic failings of Bechtel, DynCorp, Halliburton and other war profiteers to make good to either their paymasters, the American public, or their “clients,” the Iraqi public. He describes the insidious daily instances of incompetence, waste, and Iraqi humiliation that have become both the Achilles’ heel of U.S. occupation architects and their contractors, as well as the key recruiting tool of the Iraqi resistance. Drawing on insights gained during his time in Washington, DC and Iraq, the author reveals the conflicting strategies of Pentagon and the State Department planners that have drawn thousands of civilians employed by these companies into a bloody no-exit scenario.
More information on the book at http://www.corpwatch.org