5,502. 12/12/2003

“Defending his decision to maintain Iraq as an exclusive preserve for U.S.-based multinational corporations [as recounted in the December 12, 2003, edition of The Washington Post], [President] Bush explained why the victor is entitled to the spoils of war. ‘It’s very simple,’ he said. ‘Our people risked their lives…and therefore the contracting is going to reflect that, and that’s what the U.S. taxpayers expect.’ ”

 – Amy Goodman with David Goodman, The Exception to the Rulers, Page 69

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