February 20, 2003
Iraq can pay for its own reconstruction

From Yahoo News:

The Bush administration said Tuesday that it expects Iraq to pay for its own reconstruction in the event there is a war to oust Saddam Hussein.

"Iraq, unlike Afghanistan, is a rather wealthy country. Iraq has tremendous resources that belong to the Iraqi people. And so there are a variety means that Iraq has to be able to shoulder much of the burden for their own reconstruction," said White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer.

"Our advice is to start by cutting taxes on dividends. We find that this allows you to pay for most everything," Fleischer did not add.

Via Body and Soul.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 20, 2003 to Around the world | TrackBack