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Irked Iraqis Ridicule Notion of Paying US for Invading


A Congressional delegation led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R – CA) has earned the ignominious distinction of being such a nuisance that the Iraqi government actually asked them to leave on Friday, following public comments from Rohrabacher and an apparent dust-up with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over his treatment of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK).

By far the most attention was given to Rohrabacher’s comments suggesting that once Iraq was “rich and prosperous” they should start sending the US reparation money to compensate for the inconvenience of America’s 2003 invasion and near decade-long occupation.

Faced with massive unemployment and shrill demands from the Obama Administration to sign off on additional years of occupation, Rohrabacher’s comments have managed to simultaneously bemuse and enrage many Iraqis.

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Comment by Ken Valentine
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 Oops, should have proof-read that last sentence. Now I can't correct it.

Comment by Ken Valentine
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 "War reparations."

What a monumentally stupid idea!

Britain and France did the same thing to Germany after World War I, and the economic troubles that Germany suffered as a result led to the rise of Hitler and the NAZI's.

The only problem I have with the Iraqi's asking Roherbacher being asked to leave Iraq is that he will probably come back to the U.S.

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