Republican congressman says Iraq should repay us for invading their county – WTF?


He knows what we’ve done even if Rohrabacher doesn’t care

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is distancing itself from statements made by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that led to a government spokesman saying the congressman and his delegation are not welcome in the country

Dana Rohrabacher, the chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee…told reporters during a news conference at the embassy in Baghdad that he suggested Iraq repay some of the cost of the war.

“Once Iraq becomes a very rich and prosperous country … we would hope that some consideration be given to repaying the United States some of the mega-dollars that we have spent here in the last eight years,” said Rohrabacher, according to the Agence France-Presse news agency…

It was unclear whether the U.S. Embassy recorded the news conference. It did not make any video or audio recordings of Rohrabacher’s statements available to the media…

“We have contacted the U.S. Embassy and they said the remarks of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher expressed his own opinion and not the official opinion of the United States,” the spokesman said…

Traveling with Rohrabacher were Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri; Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, a Republican member of Rohrabacher’s subcommittee; Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina; Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas; and Democratic Rep. Jim Costa of California.

Telephone calls to the district and Washington offices of all five congressmen were either not answered or not immediately returned.

Once again, the world gets a clear vision of the worst in American foreign policy. Guided by imperial greed, the stink of military power put to tasks benefitting the Oil Patch Boys above all else, Rohrabacher emphasizes his role as spokesman for the most reactionary, power-hungry thugs in Congress.

One thought on “Republican congressman says Iraq should repay us for invading their county – WTF?

  1. Mr. Fusion says:

    As the move to get us out of Iraq grows, more and more idiots will attempt to blame Iraq for America’s invasion and tearing apart the country.

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