Saturday, December 30, 2006


Exports up to record levels. Private companies up from 8,000 three years ago to more than 35,000 today. Number of luxury cars imported up from a few hundred in 2002 to more than 20,000 this year. Civil-servant salaries up by almost 30 percent, with a further 30 percent rise due to come into effect early next year.

It doesn't sound like Iraq.


wodge said...

Those figures suggest a pretty bog standard American regime change to me. The American/western multinationals make obscene profits, their cronies and vultures make a killing and the rest of the country go to hell in a handbasket. Hurrah for freedom and democracy!

NoolaBeulah said...

Wodge, answer me this. Which would you rather live in: the society that the Americans (and us) are trying to build there, or whatever would result from 'other influences'? Which would be better for the Iraqis and the rest of the Middle East, and therefore, the world?