September 09, 2005
Now this story from Aljazeera about the Iraqi government stiffing foreign contractors is a sure sign the nation is getting back to normal: Dispute shuts down Baghdad airport: "Baghdad, 'is not currently paying the company for the services it has rendered'." This is the Bagdad we all knew and loved. Global Strategies Group said it was because of “continued unresolved commercial issues” with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport. Seems they haven't been paid in seven months. "This issue is related to Iraq's sovereignty, and nobody is authorised to close the airport", the Iraqi transportation Minister said.
Posted by ptg at 8:29 AM