Saturday, March 22, 2003

U.S. Taxpayers To Sport Tab For Rebuilding Iraq

Better cut back on the happy hours, because your tax dollars are not only going to destroying Iraq, but also to rebuilding it. According to the Administration, we'll also be using oil proceeds from Iraqi oil wells, which we'll apparently be in the position of controlling revenue flows. Interesting...sounds like ownership doesn't it?

If you don't want to register with the Times, here's the relevant quote..."These contracts will be financed by the taxpayer." Simple, huh? I wonder how many war supporters were aware they'd be sporting the tab for Iraq's Marshall Plan? Any American for that matter? I wonder how many intrepid CNN reporters or talk-show hosts will care to pick this up...

The plot thickens

(from Atrios)