Iraq needs rebuilding, and Mercedes will be there. No matter your political view, it’s obvious the country could use more infrastructure. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, announced today that it is making an investment in Iraq, with special emphasis on trucks and busses. The company is working with the government to find out what Iraq needs, and what they can afford. Daimler has already been in Iraq since February laying the groundwork for this by setting up a training center to provide service for the influx of Daimler products. Mercedes has a history in playing a dual role in serving the Middle East. While small-engined versions of the diesel E-class serve as workhorse taxis, the S-Class chauffeurs the more affluent members.