[Banks] have been training literally since last year in Iraq but banks around the world just recently got these [new note] sheets. It was about three years ago that they got what they called ‘specimens’. They were stamped in red that said ‘specimen’. But now these [new ones] say ‘samples’ because it’s an actual sheet. If you cut this up that’s actual currency…banks know.
Article: “Raising the price of the dollar against the dinar increases the suffering of the Iraqis” You think? So why did you do it? To draw in mattress dinars. To ward off speculators. That’s why we did it but we’re about to raise it. They are now admitting what they were denying. ‘We would make an increase’ is now what they are saying.