REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO REQUEST THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT TO INCREASE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE COUNTRY OF IRAQ AND TO USE THE REVENUE GENERATED TO REIMBURSE THE UNITED STATES FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAR.
WHEREAS, the war in Iraq costs an estimated five billion six hundred million dollars ($5,600,000,000) per month; and
WHEREAS, the cost per person in the United States, so far, is seven hundred twenty-seven dollars ($727), making the war in Iraq the most expensive military effort in the last sixty years; and
WHEREAS, Iraq has the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia, Canada and Venezuela, and its economy is almost solely reliant on oil exports; and
WHEREAS, the United States has, so far, spent two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) rebuilding Iraq's oil industry;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the president of the United States be requested to request the Iraqi parliament to increase the production of oil in the country of Iraq and to use the revenue generated by Iraqi oil production to reimburse the United States for the cost of the war; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the president of the United States.