in what must be the capitalist analog to a communist country exporting grain in the midst of a mass famine, Iraq continues suffering from intense fuel shortages at the same time that it is exporting "record amounts" of oil. Then there's the indignity of having to import petrol products through Haliburton at double the price, which just makes the entire program a rather explicit theft of Iraqi oil on the American tax-payer's dime.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural