Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: tscislaw
Iraq exports oil and the wells, refineries and pipelines have pretty much been left intact.

No. Saddam let the infrastructure deteriorate. It's a mess all over the country. It was also looted for copper, etc. Our troops - with the help of Iraqi engineers, are rebuilding, reprogramming, retooling, rewiring...have been for months. Making steady progress.

11 posted on 09/18/2003 12:02:31 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Don't they care about the Iraqi people ..at all?"~Sama in Iraq, re. those pushing US to leave, 9/17)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies ]


To: Ragtime Cowgirl
>>...No. Saddam let the infrastructure deteriorate. It's a mess all over the country. It was also looted for copper, etc...<<

Well, you're right. I guess I was referencing "war damage" which supposedly we did not target thier infrastructure.

However, oil is thier economy and as I understand it, aside from the occasional terrorist attack, the oil if flowing.

13 posted on 09/18/2003 12:56:56 PM PDT by FReepaholic (www.september-11-videos.com Never Forget.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson