Well not totally…. I don’t care for some/many of his positions, but I think he may be on to something:
Yesterday in Baghdad, while on a congressional delegation visit, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said that Iraq should repay the United States for the war there that President Bush started in 2003 (some estimates have put total war costs at around $3 trillion when all is said and done). “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,” Rohrabacher said. One day prior in Doha, Rohrabacher withdrew his support for the Libyan rebels because, according to the California congressman, they said they would not repay the U.S. for its costs in the air campaign there.
It turns out that the Iraqis didn’t appreciate Rohrabacher’s comments all that much and in fact, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh has asked Rohrabacher to leave Iraq….
Of course, I think that the Bushes and the Cheneys should chip in… and Halliburton…
- Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. Congressman, Suggests That Iraq Pay Back U.S. For War Cost (huffingtonpost.com)
- Iraq says U.S. congressional delegation is not welcome (cnn.com)
- Iraqis blast US congressman’s war repayment idea (seattletimes.nwsource.com)