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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] With the news that the CIA has abandoned its hunt for WMDs does that open the path for Iraq to obtain war reparations? As I recall Iraq invaded Kuwait over the belief that it was historically part of Iraq. The international community found that was incorrect. And Iraq was given a largish reparations bill. USA and Britain invaded Iraq in order to disarm it (although insisting that UN ensure that Iraq destroyed any conventional missile systems first). Since this has been shown to be incorrect I guess reparations follow? Can't say I saw much signs of rebuilding or the great reconstruction fund in action. Although I would like to report that the New Zealand contingent painted some schools around Basra and that the British Army are providing local employment opportunities in the form of translators at the princely sum of 8 dollars a day. Apparantly less skilled Iraqis: for example the ones employed to pour out the imported bottle water as British soldiers file past to wash their hands before meals, only get 3 dollars a day. -- _______________________________________________ Find what you are looking for with the Lycos Yellow Pages http://r.lycos.com/r/yp_emailfooter/http://yellowpages.lycos.com/default.asp?SRC=lycos10 _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk