The US senate in mid October passed a bill that will allow for $10,000 million of the $20,300 earmarked for reconstruction in Iraq to be given as a loan. It is thought that the bill may also be passed in congress. ‘We have to borrow that $10,000 million ourselves to give it to Iraq as a gift,’ said Republican Representative Dana Robracher after the vote. ‘Why don’t we let them repay it after 20 years? If we put it in the form of a loan, that way our children will not have to repay this 20 years from now.’