It appears that while USA is funding $48 billion in Iraq rebuilding costs, the Iraq government will have a surplus of $79 billion by the year's end - very little of which ($3.9 billion) is going into such projects. Who are the jerks in this commitment.
Also in Iraq, the government is saying that it is not ready to use its troops for peacekeeping in several provinces. How long does it take? Why not let Iraq use its oil profits to hire mercenaries like the Bush DOD does instead of having us involved in the transaction. Then we can leave and they can control the action.