As per the Daily Mail:
More than $200million has been squandered on a scheme to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.
The Police Development Programme – proposed as the largest State Department programme in the world – was planned as a five-year, multibillion-dollar effort to train security forces after the U.S. army left Iraq last December.
A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction found that Iraq did not confirm in writing that they wanted to go ahead with the programme to the American Embassy in Baghdad.
Shiite lawmaker Hakim al-Zamili said:
"The Iraqi federal police went through many training courses, in many fields, and that resulted in having many experts and specialist academies.’
‘At this point, we don’t need the American expertise, because of the expertise we have now.’
The United States toppled Saddam Hussein, arguably one of the world’s worst dictators during his reign. We gave them independence and freedom to begin their own government. We lost our lives fighting for their freedom.
Simple question. Why are we spending millions of dollars to help them if we are unwanted?