[thechat] Powell & Blunkett

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Apr 3 11:01:31 CST 2003

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 bob at bobdavis.org wrote:

> >> -----Original Message-----
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> >> [mailto:thechat-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Bob Davis
> >> Sent: 03 April 2003 14:26
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> >> Subject: Re: [thechat] Powell & Blunkett
> >>
> >>
> The talk 'round here (from NPR - which is generally considered to be very
> liberal) is that the money will come from Iraqi oil. World buys oil,
> generates Iraqi income, Iraq buys things it needs, pays for rebuilding of
> roads, infrastructure, etc.

so, do I get this right:
We come into your place, smash it up and use your resources to pay for
repairs. Oh, and we'll determine the suppliers...

Sounds like a certain Italian fraternal order to me.

> I didn't hear about the US asking the EU for money to rebuild.
> Humanitarian aid, perhaps, but not rebuilding kind of stuff.

The BBC were reporting it as rebuilding this morning. Sadly their site
redesign is making it fun and interesting to find...


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