Foreign Contributions to Reconstruction and Stabilization in Postwar Iraq

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    The totalitarians in China, who could not care less about democracy, have donated 2.5 times more money to Iraq than France! Contrast the help received from France with Japanese participation. Note the contempt for democratic Iraq revealed by the donation amount from Russia.
     
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    I agree with your comments on France and Russia. Then there is Georgia, a country that longs for freedom. The Italians too have given generously. While the Ukraine is withdrawing their forces, they were there during the more perilous times.

    This reinforces my thinking that new assessments need to be made on which are are allies and which are not. There is now an ending of the WWII epoch and the beginning of a new.
     
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    I am impressed by the fact that several eastern European nations, formerly under the heel of the Soviet Union, contributed troops: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (that must have really upset the anti-Americans in Greece), Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine. These nations understand what it is like to be oppressed. Meanwhile, some western European nations, liberated by America from the Nazis and under military protection of the US from 1945-1990, were pathetic in their contribution to democracy in Iraq: France (yeah, they will sell a lot of Airbuses to post-war Iraq), Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain (withdrew after the socialists appeased the 311 terrorists), Portugal (withdrew after the socialists were elected), Austria (not western Europe, but their meager contribution should be pointed out; under the influence of Germany), Finland (one of the richest nations per capita in Europe, yet super stingy and in contempt of democracy in Iraq; next time buy a different brand than Nokia), Greece (it is hard to find, even in the Arab world, a more ardently anti-American country; I can still hear the boos for our athletes in Athens; Americans stuck it right in Greek noses when we recognized Macedonia as an independent state; now, Alexander the Great was not even born in Greece!), Ireland (now one of the richest nations in the EU and one of the cheapest; can it be true that Ireland does not respect democracy or remember 400 years of British colonial oppression?), Sweden.
     
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    :thup: exactly! We are living in very interesting times, with much change coming.
     

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