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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I continue to hope that we can have a real dialogue concerning just what the lifting of sanctions means for the Iraqi people and the world. Although I am woefully unarmed for the coming battle, here is how I see it; Rebuilt hospitals, resplendent in their glorious modernity. US companies will of course overcharge the oil rich country for these hospitals. The puppet who will eventually take over for the interim government will privatize medicine of course. This means that Chalabi and friends will be able to afford the medical services for things like hangnails whilst Ali drags his prosthetic arms in the DU filled earth due to a lack of money to have them serviced. And of course the hospital will be BUSH Memorial Hospital, "B-M" hospital which sounds about right. Next we will move on to the schools. These will of course be filled with computers and new books, and they will even have pencils now!!! Progress! Sadly no-one will be able to afford the privatized education, sans Chalabi and friends of course. Additionally the cirriculum will be overseen by John Ashcroft's best friend and will be revised to reflect the USuk narrative of how the world "really" is. The school in Tikrit will be called BUSH School, or B-S for short. So, whilst we are applauding the lifting of sanctions, Bush will be extracting the wealth of the country, of course while rebuilding the country, but due to the privatization of it all there will be huge shortages in available resources to pay the US led companies therefore we will have to get the World Bank to fund the reconstruction. This will of course necessitate that we "structurally adjust" the economic landscape while giving the country a deficit more on par with the US deficit, which is a good thing because then the debt service makes the rich richer, and of course the poor poorer. So, the net result is that Iraq will end up a country that is in dire financial distress, the people of Iraq, those that stayed in the country for the last decades anyway, (those who recently went back will be working for the occupiers no doubt) will be further marginalized and subjected to the propaganda of the Imperium. Of course on the US model, rape and murder will skyrocket as will the prison populations but since the US doesn't torture like that bastard SH they will be better off? Except of course those that are being raped, both in prison and without, and murdered but not by the government, and those that still cant afford medical or food or education. But then the Imperium doesn't want Iraq for its cheap labor necessarily, we want the oil and the strategic location. Yes we should applaud the lifting of sanctions... Roger Stroope Austin College Sherman Texas, USA www.austincollege.edu _______________________________________________ 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