Skip to comments.Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city
Posted on 02/17/2011 7:28:45 AM PST by listenhillary
(Reuters) - Iraq's capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The city's government issued its demands in a statement on Wednesday that said Baghdad's infrastructure and aesthetics have been seriously damaged by the American military.
"The U.S. forces changed this beautiful city to a camp in an ugly and destructive way, which reflected deliberate ignorance and carelessness about the simplest forms of public taste," the statement said.
"Due to the huge damage, leading to a loss the Baghdad municipality cannot afford...we demand the American side apologize to Baghdad's people and pay back these expenses."
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And we want one trillion for turning your shi! hole of a country into a civilized society.
Oh, I’m sure the Apologizer-in-Chief would more than willing.
Bill the Iraqis for the entire amount of money the U.S. has spent liberating them and helping them form a democratic government. Oh, yes, and for all of the schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure we built. Tell them we’ll be charging interest backdated to March 2003.
How much will they pay us for the sacrifice and lives lost of those trying to secure a better life for the Iraqis?
No good deed goes unpunished.
The US is owed billion$ of “free” oil, like W and Chenny and Rummy promised.
Maybe we should just take their oil to pay for the costs it took us to free them from that dictator.
Well, you can’t blame people for asking. Just say NO.
American taxpayers are forced to "donate" to handing money to 3rd World Dictatorships and tyrants, and there's no end to it.
Is there anyone who doubts that we will pay it?
You have plenty of that, you also have oil and will generate millions, you are welcome................you unappreciative bastards.
Where IS the oil money going?
We set you and your country and your countrymen free from a murderous tyrant and now you want to take us to task because there was a little damage done during the war that set you free.
What a bunch of ingrates.
Isn’t it enough that your country is getting all that oil money?
And we, The U.S., demand $5,000,000 per limb lost to IEDs planted by your c@cksucking, insurgents.
Methinks we will be seeing these images here in the US, except it will be obama.
Better yet lets give them obama as payment.
FO and you’re on your own.
Not only that, these blast walls kept Iraqi resident’s homes (such as they are) from being destroyed by IDF and them from being killed by same. Ingrates.
Can’t wait to see the bill from Hiroshima.
...any opportunity to financially , politically, economically, militarily...any situation to weaken America that presents itself will be grabbed.
We should bow down and kiss their asses. The riots have begun there and will soon turn anti American.
The Iraqi’s are learning to be a modern democracy very quickly it seems.
Think they would have had the balls to ask Bush for payment?
Um...do you really think that has been done, or ever could be done? Maybe you just have a whole nother understanding of what "civilized" means compared to mine.
Ping, bump...exactly what you just said.
Ungrateful pieces of camel dung!
After they’ve paid for all of the blood, and lives of our young men and women have shed so they could be free, and when they pay us back for the billions we’ve spent on helping them stay that way, then we can talk. Ungrateful, disgusting, my opinion of the Iraqi government just hit bottom.
He will also make sure he bows low enough to kiss their derrière and makes us all do the same. Then we will bleed our bank accounts and that of our children and their children. Maybe they would like us all to jump on a plane, fly over there and become their slaves while we are at it.
Has Islam paid for 9-11 and their other terrorist acts? Has Islam paid for the increased business costs in America resulting form security issues? Has Islam paid one iota for the loss of American rights and freedoms in America?
Its way overdue that the knuckle dragging barbarians did.
Point out to them they now have several square miles of trash heaps filled with Saddam "memorabilia" in them. They're free to sell them on eBay for whatever they can get. The bullet holes are just an added certificate of authenticity.
Germans tore down the Berlin Wall on their own. We've already done the hard work for the Iraqis.
The Marshall Plan attended to that creating a very great nation and ally. Even elevated it into the G7.
Now Obama is seeking to destroy that relationship as well.
The Iraqi government, which gets most of its $72 billion budget from oil revenues, says it is committed to improving basic services but progress is painfully slow.
I say we carpet bomb the crap hole from hell.
As soon as they pay Kuwait the billions and billions that their fleeing troops’ vandalism did in 1991.
This is akin to the time when my PLT was sent to secure an post-blast IED site in Baghdad. A 100+ pound IED had detonated on a Humvee convoy, killing and maiming half a dozen Soldiers. The people who lived on the street where the terrorists had obviously taken their time to dig and emplace the IED demanded money from us for all the broken glass from the IED. These demands were being made as the charred bodies were still being pulled from the wreckage.
Had they demanded it of me, I probably would’ve buttstroked at least one of them. Dishonorable animals, all. We should’ve nuked the site from orbit.
You know the Omoron will bend over backwards to help them out. They deserve an apology from the U.S. being so mean and getting rid of that silly, crazy, knucklehead of a dictator/murderer.
” “The U.S. forces changed this beautiful city to a camp in an ugly and destructive way” “ Baghdad’s infrastructure and aesthetics have been seriously damaged by the American military.”
Is this what they call gratitude? We could have stayed home while Saddam fed some more people feet first into a shredder. (Boy, was that un-aesthetic!) But we saw fit to help you people stop him and then to build a rare Democracy in a sea of Arab tyranny.
Man up! Germany and Japan rebuilt after WWII and made their cities look better than before. What’s the matter with you whiners? You got Muslim Syndrome? The Shiite Shakes?
And I want them to pay $1 Trillion for the freedom we obtained for them.
They should join a Wisconsin teachers union.
This is hugely offensive. These people hate us, always have, and always will. They regard our toppling of Saddam as an illegal invasion and our presence there as a religious and political offense. Our job is done, we should leave and not return...and tell them where to put their billion dollar demands.
Well I admit you have a point, but I certanialy hope you can see a glimmer of mine...
They owe us more than we owe them by a factor of x,000.
And bill them for the cost of the GULF WAR to free the Kuwaitis from their unbridled aggression.
This is so absurd that they are asking us for reparations and it’s ONLY because they know we’re stuck with a weak “Sympathizer in Chief”
They act like muslimes everywhere. Think that us infidels
owe them and they never take any responsibility for any of
the mess that results from worshiping a corrupt ungodly