Thursday, June 08, 2006

Written Testimony of James R. Kunder Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East

"I welcome the opportunity to testify on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Today, I would like to describe to the committee USAID's contributions to the President's National Strategy for Victory in Iraq, as well as USAID's perspective on the work of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) and the USAID Inspector General."

"he remarked on the courage, skill and dedication of the Iraqis who, themselves, are actively involved in the reconstruction process"

"Third, on the economic front, USAID worked with the Treasury Department to provide assistance to the Central Bank of Iraq that helped stabilize the dinar, prevented hyperinflation, and enabled Iraq to qualify for International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending and Paris Club debt rescheduling"

"USAID is focused on providing a better future for Iraq and is investing in this future by focusing on the country's children and youth"

"with Congress' continued support, USAID will be able to make further strides in helping to achieve success in Iraq"


Read the complete testimony here.

As you can read things are getting better. The only thing you hear and see on the news are the bombings and how many are killed today in Iraq. Maybe most media companies think that is all we like to hear instead of bringing some positive news every now and then.


Regards Marcel