Mitt Romney Loves Iran, Sudan, Cigarettes, Other Bad Things

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Mitt Romney is rich. So rich that his wealth is estimated to be between $190 million and $250 million. Want to know how he made all that money? Here are some of his current and former investments:

  • An Italian oil company doing business in Iran. (former)
  • A Chinese oil company doing business in Sudan. (current)
  • Philip Morris U.S.A., the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer. (current)
  • A half dozen casino companies. (former)
  • Wal-Mart. (current)

There’s enough in there to anger both the right and the left, particularly because Evangelicals are getting all worked up about Darfur these days. Mo’ money, mo’ problems, I guess.

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