"Just ask people who have been there.":
which is why congressional Democrats were prohibited from visiting Iraq, I suppose. Things must be just fantastic. Or, in the technical jargon of the times, sniffing glue racing legless chickens beyond bonkers utterly insane.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural