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Iraq Budget

Budget Roadblocks Could Affect Big Troops Decision

AP | By LARA JAKES and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- Budget battles are the latest roadblock delaying a decision by Baghdad on how many U.S. troops it might request stay in Iraq, although a to...

Dan Froomkin

Iraq Posting Massive Surplus Thanks To U.S. Taxpayers | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as the United States has been borrowing trillions to pursue its wars in the Middle East, the government of Iraq has posted a tidy surplus, accord...

Iraqi Infighting Stalls 2008 Budget In Parliment

Reuters | Aseel Kami and Waleed Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqi lawmakers have refused to pass the 2008 budget because of rows over allocations, including how much money to give the autonomous Kurdistan regio...

GAO Questions Bush Administration's Iraq "Benchmark" Report

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq "benchmark" report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was mak...