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The 'real' reason the US is in Iraq?

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posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 12:53 PM
Iraqis acquire a taste for American-brand products

BAGHDAD — When Steve Yelda, a 17-year-old Iraqi high school student, visits the Al-Ameer market, he heads straight for the Pringles display case.
"The taste," Yelda said, "is incredible."

Many Iraqis are developing a taste for American-brand products, which were banned under Saddam Hussein and are becoming increasingly popular.

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Rice, salt and canned goods are among the most popular American products at the Al-Ameer market, owner Mohammad Abbas said. "American items have a great reputation and quality," he said. "And people want them in our markets because they get bored of Syrian, Jordanian and Iranian items

Looks like big business in making inroads.......could this provide a 'postive' affect to the Iraqi's who are not the friendliest (This does not include the terrorist).........and I'll beat some of you to the punch..'it's time to make them fat'.

Some other products:

A couple neighborhoods away at the upscale Honey Market, shelves are stocked with Duracell batteries, Dove soap, Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal, and Kent and Marlboro cigarettes.

Gatorade is particularly popular when temperatures break 120 degrees in the summer, store manager

Although militants target U.S. soldiers and Iraqis who work with U.S. officials or Americans based in Iraq, store owners feel safe selling Maxwell House coffee and Speed Stick deodorant.

"It's not a big problem," al-Jabir said, "because you can find American goods everywhere."

[edit on 3-8-2007 by ferretman2]

posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 09:52 PM
So they want all the Iraqis to get fat and stupid by eating american junk food? Sounds like a plan to me, easier to get at that oil when no one gives a damn.

posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 09:55 PM
Doubt it's going to work, America's likely going to be gone sometime in 2009.


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