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Moving Man in Iraq: America's Logistical Task
Wall Street Journal ^
| April 6, 2004
| NEIL KING JR.
Posted on 04/06/2004 8:09:55 AM PDT by OESY
Edited on 04/22/2004 11:51:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Ex-Marine Jack Holly is a logistics man in this most logistically challenged of countries. His assignment: to make sure $18.4 billion in U.S.-funded construction work and supplies get to the right place at the right time.
And that's in a country now suffering from a spate of armed militia and terrorist attacks and with no existing distribution system, a dysfunctional rail network, no major ports, no fully operational commercial airports, and roads already clogged with traffic.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contractors; holly; iraq; marines; rebuildingiraq; supplylines
Logistics chief Jack Holly (blue shirt) last month
in the U.S. Program Management Office in Baghdad.
posted on 04/06/2004 8:09:56 AM PDT
To: Senator Kunte Klinte
Most of our contractors in Iraq, many with service backgrounds, are doing a fine job -- described here as "Herculean", and deserve our support too!
posted on 04/06/2004 8:10:32 AM PDT
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posted on 04/06/2004 8:12:02 AM PDT
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(If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened!)
To: OESY; Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for posting this.
posted on 04/06/2004 9:28:46 AM PDT
(The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
To: OESY; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Eagle Eye; Allegra; xzins; MJY1288; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; ...
Baghdad - Ex-Marine Jack Holly is a logistics man in this most logistically challenged of countries. His assignment: to make sure $18.4 billion in U.S.-funded construction work and supplies get to the right place at the right time.
"...The magnitude of this boggles the mind," says Mr. Holly
Bless our brave adventurers, ping!
posted on 04/06/2004 10:51:27 AM PDT
by Ragtime Cowgirl
("Today we did what we had to do.They counted on America to be passive.They counted wrong."- R Reagan)
To: Ragtime Cowgirl
posted on 04/06/2004 11:49:04 AM PDT
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats
and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!
~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~
posted on 04/06/2004 12:56:07 PM PDT
(Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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