Baghdad Wants US to Pay $1 Billion for Damages

Negotiating this request sounds like a job for Jimmy Carter:

Iraq’s capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

The city’s government issued its demands in a statement on Wednesday that said Baghdad’s infrastructure and aesthetics have been seriously damaged by the American military.

“The U.S. forces changed this beautiful city to a camp in an ugly and destructive way, which reflected deliberate ignorance and carelessness about the simplest forms of public taste,” the statement said.

It’s too bad a knotted rope and gravity already had their way with Saddam Hussein or we could just give them him back in lieu of what the Baghdad government is asking.