WE RULE, YOU PAY….Treasury Secretary John Snow says the rest of the world should help pay for post-war Iraq reconstruction:
Speaking to the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Snow noted that he will meet other G7 finance ministers in Washington next week….and that reconstruction would be on the agenda.
“We want to make sure other countries help us,” Snow said in response to questions after a luncheon address.
Do these guys have moxie or what? We’re fighting a war the rest of the world opposes, we’re refusing to give them any say in how Iraq will be governed after the war is over, and we’re insisting that all the reconstruction contracts should go to American firms.
But even so, we want them to help pay for it. Even if you’re pro-war, doesn’t this seem just a little….arrogant?