Iraqi entrepreneurs fear the boom time will end when the U.S. leaves and the Baghdad government takes over, Financial Times reports.
‘If the Americans leave Iraq, I will leave Iraq,’ says Mohammed al-Shamari, a 35- year-old businessman from the Shia al-Khadimiya district of Baghdad.
Four years ago, Mr Shamari translated his small shop selling falafels to US soldiers into a $15,000 contract to provide sandwiches and office equipment directly to a burgeoning US base.
Fear not, habibi. Even if Obama wins, the Americans will be there to make you richer for years to come.