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Dear Roger & List, >From a piece in foreignwire.com incorporating Tower Magazine (probably a US source - couldn't see any date). "Iraq - The secret of the palaces. By Adel Darwish. - ... Then in February I met Hussein Wael, a mason who bribed his way out of Iraq at the cost of $5000. His testimony confirmed the claim that Saddam spent almost $1 bn building new palaces and renovating old ones, while his people were starving... The most impressive presidential residence, according to Wael, is Qasr- Shatl al-Arab, a complex of buildings and four artificial lakes built along the waterway that separates Iraq and Iran. "One of the French engineers working there told us it was bigger than the palace at Versailles" he said, confirming the involvement of French experts in constructing Saddam's palaces..." Greetings, Bert G. >From: VnStroope@aol.com >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: [casi] Building Palaces, while Iraq burns... >Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 08:49:12 EDT > > >[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > >Hello, >It has been widely reported that SH has been building palaces whilst the >people of Iraq suffer. I spent 45 minutes yesterday speaking with an >individual who worked in the Clinton administration, and the UN, and he >reiterated this claim. > >I have read it, and even asked others to clarify, but have never heard >anything about this. (By the way, my UN/Government contact had not read >the >statements of Halliday, Sponeck etc. He has always taken the line, "it is >SH >fault." His is a more nuanced understanding of "the all his fault >doctrine", >but when he read a speach by Halliday, his eyebrows raised and he said, >"interesting," thanks D. Halliday!) Now, can anyone help me with the >Palace >building statements. I spent time yesterday, but mostly found just >rhetoric. > So....HELP! PLEASE!! > > >Roger Stroope >Peace is a Human Right >Austin College > > >_______________________________________________ >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 email@example.com >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx _______________________________________________ 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