There isn’t a brazen, two-bit, purse-snatching money caper you can think of that didn’t happen at least 10,000 times with your tax dollars in Iraq.
Was all prepared to highlight Matt Taibbi’s bile-inducing round-up of perpetual corporate malfeasance in Iraq (pigs gorging at the trough, US gov’t offering taxpayer-subsidized pearls before swine, [insert your own pork barrel metaphor here]) but can’t seem to muster the energy. Outrage fatigue? Hardly. More like ‘not enough epithets in the English language to properly encompass my disgust’.
Thankfully, the following tune by Brampton post-hardcore heroes Moneen says it better than I ever could (and with far less profanity):
“You’re nothing, you’re worthless, except for these verses.“
Update: Maybe American-style democracy is working in Iraq. They’ve certainly got the corruption down pat.