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Candidate Al Franken, St. Paul, column: Americans need to invest at home, not in Iraq

Published 09/21/2008, Grand Forks Herald

The Government Accountability Office reported that Iraq is headed for a 2008 surplus that could be as much as $50 billion. That’s because they’ve been able to generate nearly $100 billion over the past three years from oil and gas revenues. The Iraqi government is entirely capable of taking financial responsibility for its own reconstruction.

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