This writer thinks Rice has the wrong idea of what an investment actually is, especially when it comes to war.
It's a war, bitch! Not an investment
by leahciMichael | Dec 23 2006
I would like to thank Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for helping me understand the noble cause that has cost us thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
The war in Iraq is an investment (to put money to use by purchase or expenditure in something offering profitable returns) and Ms. Rice says it's "worth the investment".
I'm no financial wizard like Ms. Rice, but I think the $2 billion that disappeared along with the former Iraqi electricity minister Ayham al-Samaraie was a bad investment.
Alham al-Samaraie was freed from a Baghdad police station in the green zone by a group of heavily armed "private" security agents.
Alham, a U.S. citizen, was facing trial on 13 charges of corruption.
The charges concern an estimated $2 billion in missing funds for contracts on rebuilding Iraq's electrical infrastructure.
Alham has a home in Chicago and e-mailed the Chicago Tribune that he is OK and plans on returning home after the new year.
No wonder the Iraqi people are mad at us. They don't understand how capitalism works.