May 19, 2003
U.S. Forces Stop Shooting Iraqis; Offer Them $40 Instead
Iraqis Complain "Nothing To Spend It On"
U.S. forces desperate to stop the tide of Iraqi looting and unrest despairingly offered each Iraqi 40 dollars if they would just "shut up and accept democracy already."
Iraqis complained about the payoff, saying they should hold out for at least a nice DVD player or "quality watch."
Baghdad resident Sahab Sharifi complained that the settlement was not acceptable to him because "the stores have nothing left to buy," and that, in any event, there was no electricity available to run "even the cheapest of toaster ovens." He also mentioned his belief that, in America, you could get more valuable items for opening a bank account. Sharifi said, "This would be true here, as well, if any of the banks were still operating."
Posted by Tom Burka at 11:35 AM