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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] No chance any of them have Iraqi passports is there? Or like Afghanistan will they all be American? Just wondering. Afghanistan had a few token Afghans but they've mostly been picked off and shot by fed up Afghans. Maybe al-Hakim is the token Iraqi passport holder? Will Afghan recent history repeat itself in Iraq? They're anyway not going to get far on $92 million - it wouldn't even turn the lights back on. Perhaps in alleged Chalabi form they'll just grab it and run. best, f. Garner: Group of 9 will likely lead Iraq By CHARLES J. HANLEY May 5, 2003 | BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The core of the new Iraqi government will start to be selected by mid-May and A COUNCIL OF UP TO NINE IRAQIS will probably lead an interim government, the American civil administrator said Monday...." http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2003/05/05/iraq_9/index.html ========================================== The Iraqi leaders Garner refers to are: Iyad Allawi of the Iraqi National Accord Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress Massoud Barzani leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party [Missing the Monarchists' leader] Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, whose elder brother heads the Shiite group Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. ============================================= I [President Bush] hereby direct the furnishing of up to $92 million in defense articles from the Department of Defense, defense services from the Department of Defense, and military education and training in order to provide assistance to the following organizations: Iraqi National Accord Iraqi National Congress Kurdistan Democratic Party Movement for Constitutional Monarchy Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq ============================================== The Iraqi "interim government" are all directly funded by the US Defense Department, ie Donald Rumsfeld.. amazing. pg _______________________________________________ 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