Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Editorial: Where to send money

Iraq needs 88 billion for reconstruction.

Or maybe it's 100 million?

Meanwhile who needs 17 million?

UNICEF -- it needs 17 million to rebuild Iraq's health facilities.

Before any money is given to Iraq itself, two things should happen.

First, the government needs to demonstrate it's really serious about ending corruption -- they've talked about ending corruption since 2006.  It still hasn't taken.

Second, the leaders need to work on political reconciliation so that ISIS -- or another ISIS -- doesn't get a foothold in Iraq again.


Unlike Iraq, it has a strong track record.  Until the government demonstrates real changes, monies should just go to UNICEF.

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