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1400 Local, Bagdad: Three Aussie geologists who used to work here in Texas were going thru Bagdad on their way home for 30 days and spent 3 days/nights in Bagdad. One called today just before flying to Dubai before for his flight home. Thursday evening Bagdad, they had dinner at the KHAN MURJAN restaurant on Samawai Street. They paid in US Dollars, and were given change in dinar. They paid the taxi to their hotel in US Dollars, and bought more dinars to take home with their US Dollars in the VERY PARKING LOT at the Bagdad airport from one of DOZENS of kiosks selling BUNDLES of dinars in 25k notes! Some were used, but WHOLE TABLES were full of BRAND NEW UNCIRCULATED notes in 25k and 10k size. Banks were doing 1166, but the kiosks were doing from 1170 to 1500 per dollar. There was NO shortage of dinars in ANY denomination size, but there were NO small denominations that even EXISTED and EVERYBODY who worked as ExPats used their US Dollars EVERYWHERE where the US Dollars were EAGERLY accepted. NOBODY had small denominations of Dinars, and nobody KNEW about any. When they arrived in Bagdad on Wednesday, they went into a bank and EXCHANGED their US Dollars (which the bank GLADLY took) and ASKED for smaller denominations or coins and the bank teller actually LAUGHED at them and asked what comedy show had they been listening to. They left today for home. What this tells me is that all the BULLC__P put out by Tony and Frank, DC, DELTA and the rest is still JUST THAT! DINARS of ALL big denominations are PLENTIFUL! US Dollars are READILY and GREEDILY accepted and EXPECTED. The people are living in FEAR of the disorder and unsafe conditions. EVERYBODY pretty much dislikes Maliki, but EVERYBODY believes he will be RE-ELECTED, and NOBODY knows or EXPECTS a revaluation anytime soon! The one Aussie geologist I know has an Iraqi girlfriend who is a schoolteacher, and has NOTHING GOOD to say about the supposed FILLED Magic Cards. Public servant people have gone WEEKS with no pay, and there continues to be NO WATER, NO ELECTRICITY and NO SEWER. IN SHORT. . .for the "richest" country in the Middle East. . .the "word" hasn't gotten to the people about it yet. How do we respond to our GURUUnatics?? Simple: "LIAR- - LIAR- - -PANTS ON FIRE"