on NPR say that “it’s time the Iraqis start paying their fair share for the rebuilding of their country.”
Only an American could embrace such twisted imperialist logic.
We are distressed to learn that you are refusing to pay for our recent unilateral destruction of your country. Please do not endanger yourselves further by delaying payment.”
This is the new American business model, perfect for a nation like ours with tremendous debt and almost no remaining productive base: blow countries completely apart of our own accord, then charge them at gunpoint to be put back together again before they can emerge from utter shock to complain about it.