Cash, first-class plane tickets, jewelry, watches, cigars, alcohol, women.
It was a trick question: They’re all commodities.
It’s no secret at this point that the reconstruction of Iraq is rife with corruption. So let’s criticize that, but let’s also look at how the corruption plays out and gets reported: women are used as goods to consume and offered as tokens and bribes.
The court papers depict a sordid exercise in greed and corruption that was spread much more widely that previously known. Including the four people already arrested, the papers indicate that a minimum of three other still unnamed co-conspirators also played a role in the scheme. In order to give more than $8 million in contracts and millions more in stolen cash to Mr. Bloom, the papers say, the conspirators accepted bribes, valuable goods and other favors.
“Other favors,” by the way, means stocking a villa full of women and offering them up for sex.
The goods included first-class plane tickets, watches and other jewelry, alcohol and cigars, the court papers say. They add that Mr. Bloom kept a villa in Baghdad where women dispensed “sexual favors” in exchange for official actions in his favor or for refraining from exposing the scheme.
Women “dispensed” these “favors.” Kind of like vending machines, I suppose.
Relatedly, the godbag woman-hating right says, “fuck and die.” Literally. And if you’re one of those who would like to think that misogyny is dead and consensual hetero sex is always equal and nonviolent, check out this comment. Good luck holding down your lunch.
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