Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Yes, I know, Alito hearings are going on, and I'm going to cover them in more depth in future updates. For now, I'm hurried.
Now, then. Looks like Bush is going to cut gas subsidies for Iraqis:
WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday reforming Iraqi gasoline subsidies was a necessary step for economic reform.
"Until recently government subsidies put the price of fuel in Iraq at artificially lower prices, really low prices," Bush said. "Changing these subsidies is a necessary step on the path for economic reform."
Now, Sally Forth me if I'm wrong, but, prior to us invading their country, wasn't Iraqi gas unsubsidized and cost about 25 cents per gallon? What is wrong with this picture?