High oil prices giving Iraq up to $79 billion in surplus cash - International Herald Tribune This really gives you a lot of mixed reactions. For one thing, its good the the country is stable enough that they are able to bank so much money. It also seems its time for them to not only pay their own way, but to payback some of what we've forked out. It also makes me wish I had invested in that Iraq currency thing that was all the rage on ebay years ago. Remember that? lol. I also hope they follow through with a plan to share that wealth with the citizens. Giving people cash is the quickest way to spur free markets and democracy.