Five grand for a taxi ride!

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by tcmahoney, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    In Baghdad, of course.

    "Small convoys of armoured cars and Western gunmen charge about £2,750 ($5,108) for the perilous journey."

    Yikes. I wonder what the tip is? I also hope they give out receipts for expense reporting, too. Although I'd hate to have to try and sneak that one past accounting.
  2. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like this part:

    ""You could jump in an Iraqi taxi with a gun and get there for $20," said one security contractor, quoted by the UK's Times newspaper.

    But with kidnappings a daily occurrence and Westerners being sold to Islamist militant groups for about £150,000, he advised against it. "

    A BIG discount for bringing your own gun. Fantastic.
  3. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Washington DC
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. I guess they really are starting to understand American ways. :rolleyes:
  4. dreamer

    dreamer Member

    Aug 4, 2004

    The way the dollar is going, maybe they should start thinking about charging Yen instead.
  5. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    'We didn't go in with a plan. We went in with a theory,' said a veteran State Department officer who was directly involved in Iraq policy

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