Thursday, May 08, 2008

"America has hardly even begun to repay its debt to Iraq. This is an immoral request because we didn't ask them to come to Iraq, and before they came in 2003 we didn't have all these needs."
Abdul Basit, the head of Iraq's Supreme Board of Audit, an independent body that oversees Iraqi governmental expenditures, after being asked why US forces in Iraq are charged an average of $3.23 and citizens buy it for $1.36 per gallon. Last year, the US spent over $5 billion on petroleum products in Iraq. The Iraqi government is expected to capture $70 billion from oil sales in 2008, with the majority of that windfall being sent to foreign shelters.


isabelita said...

More of this should be bruited about, everywhere.
And Mr. Basit, this regime hasn't paid back its debt to us, the American people. Your debt and ours will never be repaid, but yours is worse in terms of human suffering, which is beyond price.
Oh, considering this makes me boil inside.

MarcLord said...


This guy doesn't travel without an armored convoy, and Basit has the required CEO mentality for free market capitalism.

Perhaps my children and his can play together on the shores of Lake Geneva or in the south of France someday, until they realize we're proles.

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