On Sunday, in recognition of Iraqi hardship, Maliki announced that every Iraqi citizen would receive a cash hand-out 15,000 Iraqi dinars – roughly $12.70 – along with their monthly food ration.
'No jobs, no services. Eight years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis still have only a few hours of electricity a day. Protests at the shortages last June during a heat wave left two dead..." says Ayad Ali, an employee of the Ministry of Interior.
We were supposed to get roses, weren't we? I'm pretty sure.