Great Sam, you are able to respond with something other then your own opinion.
Both articles are written by left leaning ass's when they were in attack Bush mode, something you know alot about. All of them donated to Rep. causes and I will bet they donated to Dem. causes as well because that is how you win no matter who is in charge.( I think you are always ranting about following the money
) But that was not reported.....wink, wink. If you dig deeper, you will find that other nations were not allowed to bid as Americans get pissed when foreign countries profit from our tax dollars.( Wow have we heard enough from you about jobs leaving the US!) Further, I will bet that many major companies had roles to play in the lucrative rebuilding because there are just so many people willing to go over there and be dragged through the streets by a bunch of 3rd century neanderthals. And I am being generous.
I had a friend that was working private security on the Syrian border and he tried to convince me to take my skills over there. There was a serious lack of manpower to do the rebuilding. My wages would be tax free and I would make 6 digits easy. I don't even like most of the people I have met over the last 35 years that come from overseas, let alone throw myself into their sphere of control and allow them to take a crack at me. I have not met one in a hundred that think our system is better then where they come from, no matter where, but here they are sucking up our resources and freedom. America would operate just like the Sudan if they had their way. If Obama had his way, he would send unionized labor over and it would cost 10 times as much.