Iraq re­build will take time . . . . 24

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

Iraq’s U.S. am­bas­sador said May 6 that his coun­try still needs time be­fore it can fully fi­nance its own re­con­struc­tion ef­fort, de­spite an oil­ex­port wind­fall that has law­mak­ers on Capi­tol Hill de­mand­ing Bagh­dad pick up more of the tab. Am­bas­sador Samir Su­maida’ie put the cost just of re­build­ing his coun­try’s shat­tered ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture in the hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars.

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