The suggestion by a U.S. congressman that Iraq repay the United States for the money it has spent in the country has stirred anger, with an Iraqi lawmaker ridiculing the idea as "stupid" and others saying Iraqis should be compensated for the hardships they've endured.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, suggested during a trip to Baghdad with fellow lawmakers Friday that once Iraq becomes a rich and prosperous country, it could repay the U.S.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Iraq and Reparations.
Does this remind anybody else of what the Allies did to the Germans after World War 1, which, eventually helped Hitler come to power and caused WW2? Interestingly, the Germans recently paid off the debt.
Given that it is now (and has been) painfully obvious that we were wrong to invade Iraq, I can't imagine that it would be moral in any way for us to take anymore from the country than we already have...
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