Well, its not just about oil…


US Congress members from the largest rice-growing states are on warpath, asking Iraq to resume buying US long-grain rice, instead of from India.  

“We liberated their country for one thing,” said Texas Congressman Ted Poe. “We would think they would consider the US in trade since we spent billions of dollars not only to liberate their country, but to rebuild their infrastructure.”…

…Iraq’s Trade Ministry has said much of the shift is a function of the Iraqi public preferring India’s Basmati rice, which the US doesn’t produce…

Indian Express

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