July 22, 2009
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Fawad   July 22nd, 2009 6:01 pm ET

War Zones are dangerous working places but people with little courage can make big money.

Until now, only Blackwater, Halliburton and a few others were having good time.

But if Iraq will become a religious country then it won’t be a good news for many hopeful courageous people wanted to do business in Iraq.

James W. Hawkins   July 22nd, 2009 7:22 pm ET

No, it is NOT a good idea. Iraq is still not stable. Until all the factions get their act together and form a credible government, any investments will be at risk.


Arcturian_Traveler   July 22nd, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Investing financially in Iraq by western countries is a must at this moment in time since the western countries tried to bring democracy and the western cultural and social values to Iraq,
Abandon Iraq financially would in my opinion lead to the situation that the people of Iraq could correctly conclude after all this years of western interference that the western countries brought democrazy and barbarism in retrospect.

Abag   July 24th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Investing is always accompanied with some risk. What is safer: investing in Iraq nowadays or investing in Lehman brothers and similar securities before Sept. 2008? If I had the possibility I would invest in Iraq...

Itai   July 26th, 2009 1:00 am ET

to invest in iraq is not only a must for who ever is willing to bring democraty to iraq

it is a chance to get rich

actualy there is everything cheap
you can buy a lot for nothing

invest in factories which create jobs for iraqis and which produce goods for iraqis

they maybe will not trust

but after time if you are thrustfull and you create jobs for THEM and produce goods for THEM
they will protect you with theyr life they will see that there comes something that helps them in life and for life from who ever is investing and they will accept it and after time they will be thankfull

if the west who called for democracty in iraq dont invest now after all the destruction after all the suffer and disorder which was broght by the west... the west will be seen only as a second saddam hussein which lost a war against a phantom and broght nothing else then disorder pain and destruction

Opu   July 30th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

well..there is no doubt that investing money in a risky area is a bad idea, but we have to consider some issues as well. in iraq in my opinion the devestating consequences of the war made many people homeless,
some issues are more terrible for example those children who already lost their parents, so despite the risk i think investing money in iraq is a good idea to show huminity, it may eventually help some one to have a job in the crisis. we can better feel it if we think for a while that we are in Iraq and no one is investing money in the country while we are facing so many problems daily.

so i think if some investment is needed in iraq for the sake of some helpless people.

siamak   August 3rd, 2009 10:47 am ET

If you want to invest in Iraq, go ahead but I urge you consider the following first. Nuri-Al-Maliki is a puppet of Iranian Regime's leader, Ayatolah Khamanei. The same gentlmen who has ordered the recent killing of innocent protesters on Iranina streets. There are well documented evidence to see their close relationship. It is a pity that a man of Obama's caliber has fallen fool to such a murderous person and is encouraging this government . The current Iraqi regime will be worse that Sadam, and this is clearly evidenced in a clearly US-authorised attack on the refugee Camp Ashraf housing more than 3500 Iranian dissidents in Iraq , who , under direct orders of Maliki and with assisstance from Iranian regime's' notorious BADR brigade have killed 12 and injured 400 innocent, unarmed Iranian democracy seekers. This has been clearly sanctioned by US forces who have not honoured their word and the agreement thay had signed to protect them, and having disarmed these residents on invasion of Iraq , have now given the green light to Maliki's government to do some of the most hideous crimes of the 21st century on some of the best children of Iran. Shame on Obama ( who had my vote before) to have supported Maliki in this crime. I hope he revises this policy immediately and reverses the killings. Is this what you want to invest in?!!

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