“It makes me feel happy to drive my own car, even with the traffic. Sometimes I pick up my friends and we go for a meal or some ice cream in one of Iraq’s posh areas.” Up until Damiaa Saadi, an Iraqi government employee, said "Iraq" one would have assumed that this was taking place in New York or London.
Because of Oil revenue and plentiful investments, Iraq's economy is booming. Due to the lifting of trade sanctions from when Saddam was in charge they also have access to modern cars for the first time in decades. One of the most popular models is the Dodge Charger, which Iraqis have nicknamed the "Obama."
We can't help but notice that Mr. President seemed more smitten with the Shelby GT500 Mustang.
[via Bloomberg Business Week]