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Iraq Oil cash not being used for reconstruction-It's sitting in Fed reserve Bank in NY

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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Iraq Oil cash not being used for reconstruction-It's sitting in Fed reserve Bank in NY


www.uruknet.de

Iraq not using oil cash to rebuild
Sharon Behn, LATimes



January 30, 2008

Increased Iraqi oil revenues stemming from high prices and improved security are piling up in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York rather than being spent on needed reconstruction projects, a Washington Times study of Iraq's spending and revenue figures has shown.

U.S. officials and outside analysts blame the collapse of the country's political and physical infrastructure for Baghdad's failure to spend the money on projects considered vital to restoring stability in the country.

Out of $10 billion budgeted for capital projects in 2007, only 4.4 percent had been spent by August, according to official Iraqi figures reported this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report cited unofficial figures saying about 24 percent had been spent.

Meanwhile, some $6 billion to $7 billion from last year's budget is "being rolled over" and invested in U.S. treasuries, said Yahia Said, director of Iraq Revenue Watch, part of the private watchdog group Revenue Watch Institute.


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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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Heh-heh...So much for the awesome gov we've installed over there. And it looks like somebody is just holding on to all those profits. I wonder where all the interest from that money might go? Hmmm

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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Probably the same place where all your interest goes that your bank takes from your bank account. In someone elses bank account or pocket, but not the original account holder's.



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