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DURATION: 2:00-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFallujah, Iraq - Feb. 24, 20131. Wide of uncompleted Fallujah water plant2. Close up of rusty sign that reads ''Ministry of Municipality'' ''Fallujah Water Plant'3. Medium shot of stagnant water surrounding the plant4. Close up of water pipes in water5. Medium shot of plant6. Wide shot of uncompleted project7. Close up of stagnant water8. Wide shot of uncompleted water plant AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCrystal City, Virginia - Feb. 19 20139. SOUNDBITE : Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (transcript below) SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION website10. Frame grab of the front page of the report, "A final report from the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction"AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCrystal City, Virginia - Feb. 19 201311. Wide of Bowen sitting in chairAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFallujah, Iraq - Feb. 24 201312. Wide shot of Fallujah Water Plant13. Medium shot of pipe14. Medium shot of pipes15. Medium shot of water pipes accumulated on propertySPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION website16. Frame grab of the preface of the report, "A final report from the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction"AP - AP CLIENTS ONLYKhan Bani Saad, Iraq - Undated photo 17. File photo of Khan Bani Saad prison18. File photo of Khan Bani Saad prisonAP TELEVISON - AP CLIENTS ONLYCrystal City, Virginia - Feb 19 201319. SOUNDBITE: Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (transcript below) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYIrbil, Iraq - Feb. 24 201320. Close up water 21. Wide shot of Efraz 3 water treatment plant22. Medium shot of workers at water plantAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBaghdad, Iraq - April 3, 2008++ NOTE: 4:3 VIDEO ++23. File of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arriving at press conferenceAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYIrbil, Iraq - Feb. 24 201324. Wide shot of workers25. Medium shot of water pumping station on bank of Great Zab River 26. Wide shot of sign reading ''Efraz 3 water treatment plant and the road leading to plant27. Close up of water at treatment plantAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCrystal City, Virginia - Feb. 19 201328. SOUNDBITE: Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (transcript below) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFallujah, Iraq - Feb. 24 201329. Medium shot of workers at Fallujah plant30. Close up shot of uncompleted water plant31. Medium shot of pipe32. Medium shot of uncompleted water plant33. Wide shot of uncompleted water plant34. Close up of pipes35. Wide shot of uncompleted water plantVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:IT IS A DISPIRITING SYMBOL OF AMERICAN WASTE IN IRAQ. YEARS AFTER THE U.S. FINISHED BUILDING IT, THIS WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE FORMER AL-QAIDA STRONGHOLD OF FALLUJAH IS A PICTURE OF NEGLECT, WON'T EVEN BE USED UNTIL NEXT YEAR AND WILL ONLY SERVE A FRACTION OF THE AREA'S RESIDENTS.SOUNDBITE: Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction"Ultimately this is a project that cost 3 times as much as expected, over $100 million."IN HIS FINAL REPORT TO CONGRESS THIS WEEK, THE TOP AMERICAN WATCHDOG LOOKING AT THE MONEY SPENT REBUILDING IRAQ HAS A STARK CONCLUSION: 60 BILLION DOLLARS POURED INTO IRAQ, WITH NOT ENOUGH TO SHOW FOR IT. STUART BOWEN'S REPORT IS FULL OF EXAMPLES, LIKE THE KHAN BANI SA'AD PRISON IN DIYALA PROVINCE, LEFT UNFINISHED IN 2007 WHEN THE AREA SIMPLY GOT TOO VIOLENT. SOUNDBITE: Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction"What was there was turned over to the Iraqis. They'll never do anything with it. It's just essentially today a pile of rubble, unfinished buildings. $40 million in taxpayer money wasted, completely wasted."THERE WERE SUCCESSES, LIKE A WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN NORTHERN IRAQBUT BOWEN SAYS HIS INTERVIEWS WITH PRIME MINISTER NOURI AL-MALIKI AND OTHER IRAQI OFFICIALS MADE CLEAR THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THE REBUILDING EFFORT, WITH MANY IRAQIS STILL LIVING IN POVERTY, AND FEW HAVING RELIABLE ELECTRICITY OR CLEAN WATER. SOUNDBITE: Stuart Bowen/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction "As he said, when you spend $55 billion, we ought to have seen more than we see."BOWEN SAYS IN TOO MANY CASES, THE US BUILT THINGS THE IRAQIS JUST DID NOT WANT OR NEED, AND THE BLAME IN PART RESTS WITH AMERICAN OFFICIALS FOR NOT DOING A BETTER JOB OF COORDINATING. THE RESULT: SOME 15 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY SPENT OVER TEN YEARS, MUCH OF IT FOR NOTHING. SAGAR MEGHANI, ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE PENTAGON