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US says can rebuild Iraq without help

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posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 08:41 PM
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US says can rebuild Iraq without help

WASHINGTON ó The United States will pay most of the cost to rebuild Iraq if it sticks to its plans to set up a joint military-civilian occupation run solely by US and Iraqi collaborators.
The tab will be billion of dollars higher if the UN Security Council forces Washington to act alone by refusing to endorse the US-installed administration or allow UN agencies to contribute to reconstruction.
Important members of the Security Council, including France and Germany, have said they would oppose any post-facto approval of the US and British invasion and believe that the United Nations should be at the centre of reconstruction.
But apart from Britain and possibly Japan, none of Washingtonís other allies in the invasion are likely to make a serious contribution to rebuilding Iraq, a task which could cost 20 billion dollars in the first year alone.
However, worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq, France is drawing up plans to win French companies access to lucrative oil and reconstruction contracts, officials said yesterday.
The government is determined that French companies be part of the rebuilding of Iraq despite President Jacques Chiracís strident opposition to war, a Finance Ministry official said.
Gilles Munier, an executive board member of the French-Iraq Association for Economic Cooperation, or AFICE, said business leaders and government representatives had set up a working group to study how to gain a foothold in postwar Iraq.
He said a meeting between Franceís most powerful business federation, government leaders and the AFICE, which promotes French businesses in Iraq, was scheduled for April 3.
(Herald staff with news agencies)




posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 08:42 PM
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Did you really think that Dick Cheney wants to spread the wealth around outside of Halliburton if he didnt have to???

Strange, the only bite I have had on my resume in the past 6 months has been from Halliburton....



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Never Sleeps
US says can rebuild Iraq without help

fine... but at the expense of whom? us.

and how does our president expect to sustain this nation if he keeps lowering taxes?



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 09:08 PM
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fine... but at the expense of whom? us. Posted by Echelon

Initial costs likely borne by the US taxpayer, although the $20Billion/year Iraqi oil industry will likely pay them back handsomely... And of course, we will have to use this income to rebuild Iraq, in order to give it some credibility.... although as soon as the rebuild costs are paid off, where do you think the bulk of that oil revenue is going to go???



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 09:18 PM
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The Bin Laden's are bound to be in post-war Iraq. Usama promised, remember??? The Al-Quida network or HizbAllah International, are finding ways to get the Iraqi Regime to be a use in their cause. One of those uses, was the training of Bin Laden's soilders and allies. The Iraqi's were totally involved in the Somali incident. Not to mention the black market trade. The Iraqi's are masters at deception and smuggling. The thing they specialize in is forgery. In fact many passports that are found on today's militant 'warriors of Islam', are Iraqi made.

So if Usama Bin Laden and his warriors are coming to 'liberate' the Iraqi's, then it is obvious that they will clash with the real liberators.

So let's not forget the terrorism, based on racism and hate, not religion. For they, the Al-Quida and HizbAllah Group defy, Islam, they defy Mohammed, they are a disgrace to Allah.



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