Charity Auction For Iraq A Major Success
Today's charity auction to raise funds for Iraq's reconstruction was a declared a major success by the United States. Among the items auctioned off were oil contracts, wireless contracts, security contracts, the lives of "coaltion" soldiers and the lives of Iraqi civilians.
The biggest prize of the event was a night on the town with Viceroy Paul Bremer (see picture on left). The handsome ruler of Iraq fetched a whopping $232 million from Italy, who outbid China and Slovakia to be wined, dined and screwed by Mr. Bremer during a magical night in romantic Baghdad. Overall the auction netted 33 billion dollars, most of which is coming from generous donor nation, the United States. The event's take was just a little shy of the estimated 56 billion dollars required to rebuild the country after 12 years of crushing sanctions and massive US bombing