posted on Jan, 14 2004 @ 03:21 PM
Its untaxed and cheap in iraq
man,I sure wish it was cheap and untaxed here..
"Alcohol is banned inside the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is perfectly legal in secular Iraq, even if most Iraqis avoid it for religious reasons.
Not only is liquor legal here, it is untaxed and cheap. Stores sell liter bottles of Johnny Walker Red Label for just $10. In Iran, the same bottle
commands at least five times the price, people here say. 'A tractor-trailer load of Jack Daniels is worth a few million dollars on the other side,'
said Staff Sgt. David Spence-Sales, 34, of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. 'It's illegal to bring alcohol into Iran but it's not illegal
to ship it out of Iraq... They call us infidels for our loose moral standards,' he said. 'But they live just like everyone else. You have to balance
the rhetoric with what really happens.'"