First we blow you up,…

First we blow you up, then we rebuild you.

“The retired general tapped by the Bush administration to oversee rebuilding of post-war Iraq was, until just a few weeks ago, an executive at a leading defense contractor working on missile systems that would be used to bomb Baghdad.

“It’s very curious,” said Ben Hermalin, a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business who studies professional ethics. “You have to wonder what the Iraqis will think of this guy and how much trust they’ll place in him.”

He added: “If it’s not a conflict of interest, it’s certainly being tone deaf.

Or it could be they’re all mad as hatters…

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