October 18, 2003


Add me to this list as well. Why? Well for one thing, this is how it will read to the ROTW: "Hello. We've invaded your country, dropped bombs on it, killed lots of you, and we would now like you to pay for all the damages." I'm no advocate of the "we need to make the world like us" nonsense, but this is ridiculous. All that will happen is that the debt will never be completely repaid, it will cripple Iraq's economy, and we'll end up having to endure yet another Jubilee "Drop the Debt" campaign by aging rock stars. Do these fucks in the Senate want things to change for the better in the world or don't they?

Posted by Andrea Harris at October 18, 2003 09:32 AM

Its not my Tax dollars at stake, I understand the principle of turning it into a loan but like you said the reality is a lot different.

Posted by: Gary at October 18, 2003 at 05:30 PM

The Dems among them are the ones who put their partisan bile ahead of the good of the country, and the Packs among them sre the ones who encourage the false stereotype of the GOP as the
Stupid Party.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at October 18, 2003 at 06:14 PM

The Senate is often more concerned with looking good than doing good. Scoring political points is more important than the good of the country.
The good news is that the House passed a version of the bill that does not make these grants into loans. I strongly suspect that the final version of the bill, after it gets out of the conference committee, will end up with some of the money for the 'like to have' things like zip codes out and very little of that money in loans. Perhaps as little as a couple of hundred million, just enough for the grandstanders to save some face.

Posted by: Peter at October 18, 2003 at 10:34 PM

Ha ha, that's a good one -- the Senate wanting to make the world a better place. Start with those running for president and think that one through again.

Posted by: charles austin at October 19, 2003 at 12:23 PM

Well, it was a rhetorical question.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at October 19, 2003 at 12:36 PM