A former boxer, Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia is not one to hold his punches, physically or verbally.
Last week, the Democrat was angry about the price of gasoline, particularly as it pertains to Iraq. And whereas Americans are now paying just under $4 per gallon of gasoline, he predicts the cost will rise to $5 and eventually $6.
“Iraq will get even more revenue than the $72 billion they’re anticipating this year,” Mr. Moran notes. “They got $100 billion over the last couple of years, much of it our money. And yet Americans have already contributed over half a trillion dollars to Iraq’s economy [. . .]
“Iraqis are getting a surplus of oil revenue from us and yet we are paying to pick up their garbage and train their security forces when they’ve got surpluses they don’t even know what to do with. Who’s the chump in this picture?”