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Hi. I have one more question for you. The computer wouldn't let me ask a follow up so I have to write a new letter.

Ok, you mentioned that the administration thought that the oil from Iraq would make up for the cost of the war.
But as far as I know, and I don't really keep up on politics, but I don't think we're getting any oil from them, ARE WE?

thanks,
joyce

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The plan originally appeared to be that Iraq would repay the US for the costs of the war by selling oil and then paying the US for its costs.  Of course, that did not work.  The US has spent more than $1 trillion in Iraq in military expenses and on top of that has given more to the country in the form of aid.  Iraqi oil is sold on the open market and mostly goes to Europe.

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Michael Troy

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I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.

Experience

Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

Organizations
Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Publications
Washington Post
Washington Times

Education/Credentials
J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors
LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar

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