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As US Troops leave… Iraqis get discount yard sales of left behind equipment…….

The author of this LA Times piece can’t get over the fact that one of best selling items is the trailer ‘s used by the american’s

in the military for bathrooms….

They go for about $5,000US and are bought by Iraqis and striped down…

Cleaned and turned into living space….

The US Army claims that the movement of equipment OUT OF Iraq to neighboring Afghanistan and back to the US is almost as big as

all the moevement of equipment during World War II….

And they have left hundreds of thousand s of tons of stuff for the Iraqis to buy and sell …

Helping their economy and making brokers rich……

And Yes…

Giving people homes….

That were bathrooms……

“It does disgust us that this used to be a toilet for the invaders,” said Ismail, 34, who lost his home, as well as two brothers, in the 2004 battle between Marines and insurgents for control of Fallouja. “But we didn’t have any other option. It’s the best we could afford.”

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