Promotions come fast in the Iraqi CPA

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Promotions come fast in the Iraqi CPA
Washington Post |
"They had been hired to perform a low-level task: collecting and organizing statistics, surveys and wish lists from the Iraqi ministries for a report that would be presented to potential donors at the end of the month. But as suicide bombs and rocket attacks became almost daily occurrences, more and more senior staffers defected. In short order, six of the new young hires found themselves managing the country's $13 billion budget, making decisions affecting millions of Iraqis... none had ever worked in the Middle East, none spoke Arabic, and few could tell a balance sheet from an accounts receivable statement."

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