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Hello All, I recently returned from Baghdad where I and 14 other Americans participated in a Peace Walk to raise funds for ill Iraqi children denied medical treatment due to the sanctions. Baghdad has far more electricity than it did in the past. Almost every shop I went into had air conditioning. We went to Saddam Tower, a tourist skyscraper, and were treated to an evening view of what looked like a modern, lit up city with no discernible brown-out/black-out areas. So has the GoI been able to spruce up the electricity needs for Baghdad with revenues from its non-UN authorized oil sales? That's the only conclusion I can reach. Also, Tun Myat swears that phone lines within Iraq have vastly improved even in his two year tenure, a development he suggested was due to GoI's spending of non UN funds. Comments, thoughts, insights? Best--Jennifer _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk