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1 posted on 01/30/2008 6:29:33 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Sounds like it might not be all that bad if the money is staying safely invested for now rather than thrown down a sewer.


2 posted on 01/30/2008 6:33:47 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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I think the situation in Iraq has some similarities to the situation in the early days of South Korea.

South Koreans had problems managing their country when they were freed from the Japanese in 1945. Japanese managers had run things, at high and low levels, during their decades of occupation.

The US tried to keep Japanese managers in place, until the South Koreans could learn the ropes.

Understandably, the S Koreans did not want their former oppressors to play a role in running their free country, even if they were more proficient.

3 posted on 01/30/2008 6:42:16 AM PST by syriacus (HUCKIAVELLIAN : (adj.) hypocritical; slick; glib; charming and, yet, sneakily nasty.)
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To: Freeport

They could always use it to pay back the US Taxpayer....


4 posted on 01/30/2008 6:45:03 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Freeport
invested in U.S. treasuries

You see, that is where you went wrong...

6 posted on 01/30/2008 6:52:59 AM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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If Hillary wants to take oil profits, take those and pay us back!


7 posted on 01/30/2008 6:53:57 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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I thought the eeeeeeevil Bush and Hallyburrrrrrrrton were getting all the Iraq oil $$$$.....


8 posted on 01/30/2008 7:17:44 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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Here’s a thought...withhold US reconstruction monies until the Iraqis start spending their own. And, then, match them at some controlled rate...three for one or four for one, until they max out their spending, and then we’ll talk about what additional may be necessary.
At some point, this ‘nascient democracy’ needs to get off it’s duff and start taking care of its own house.


9 posted on 01/30/2008 7:37:39 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion...)
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