I have done so and replied. As requested in it I read the sticky and found: "The second thing is i shall use a really light hand as to wether things belong here or not because it tends to cross both politics and ethics especially. basically unless it really oviously belongs somewhere else or someone PM's me asking it to be moved i will leave it here " Thus I feel safe to note that the economy of Iraq is suffering much more now than pre-invasion because people are afraid to even go out and shop, The women can not dress as they like, wear lipstick, expose their hair as they could pre-ivasion. Iraq was perhaps the best economy in the Arab world for the averag person pre- invasion, but no longer. The government's food depots are all closed, there are long lines for everything, the power still is intemittently available, etc. What economy there is is due to the fortune being taken for the pockets of US tax payers and much of it (even whole planes loads of cash) just disappears. It is very sad and the US is responsible for this change. - Remove this last sentence if the truth hurts too much, but don't ban me for telling these things about the changes in the economy of Iraq the invasion has made.