Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction As part of its new strategy for Iraq, the White House is embracing people and policies it once ignored. Last week, one diplomat retapped was Timothy Carney, who resigned after two months — angry and outspoken about mismanagement in Iraq. Carney will now manage the reconstruction in Iraq.
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Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction

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Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction

Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction

Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction

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Timothy M. Carney was dispatched to Iraq in 2003, to run Iraq's Ministry of Industry and Minerals. He left after two months, disgusted, disillusioned and outspoken about what he called mismanagement in Iraq. He wrote a blistering memo about the experience called "Fatal Flaws in Budget Policy," and followed up with a scathing op-ed piece that was printed in the Washington Post.

But as part of its new strategy for Iraq, the White House has retapped Carney, asking him to manage the reconstruction in Iraq.

Michele Norris talks with Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran about Carney and what his expectations are for his second tour. Chandrasekaran is the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone.