Iraq Chooses to Feed People Rather Than Buy Fighter Jets

Iraq Chooses to Feed People Rather Than Buy Fighter Jets

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food aid UN photoIraq is delaying the purchase of 18 American fighter jets and has decided to funnel the money into food for the poor instead, said the Iraqi government spokesman Monday.

Iraq, like, many Middle Eastern countries in the wake of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, is under pressure to demonstrate its commitment to helping its own people.

(READ the AP story in Bellingham Herald)

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