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Suzy Elga's post of 22 July ([casi] Haifa Zangana, "A War with No End in Sight") may be the one you mean - she quotes this article: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=8477  Socialist Review A War with No End in Sight Feature Article by Haifa Zangana, Noori Bashir, Hani Lazim June 2003 "Another example - last week some 50 engineers went to see the US commander and volunteered their services. They pointed out that parts of Baghdad are still without electricity and they could sort this out. They pointed out that they were able to repair the electricity supplies during the sanctions years, so they have loads of experience. Yet the US commanders turned them away. They said, 'We do not need your help because we are waiting for a consultant company arriving from the US to take over repairing the electricity.' "The result is that many Iraqis are working like a grassroots unit. Electricians, engineers and doctors are all saying we shall work as volunteers - but the important thing is we need equipment and we need petrol. The US is rationing the delivery of only one tanker a day to the whole city of Baghdad. One of the main refineries in Baghdad is working, but there is one problem - we do not have the crude oil from Basra, because the Americans are not letting the tankers in." best wishes Cathy -------- In message <000401c35790$71509740$6400a8c0@kane>, Suzy T. Kane <email@example.com> writes > >[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > >Dear CASI list, > >Someone on this list posted an article about 80 Iraqi engineers who >volunteered their services to Bremer to get the electricity going in >Iraq only to be told no because a U.S. company was coming in to do the >job. The engineers felt especially up to the task because they knew how >to make do with little in making electricity repairs for the past twelve >years because of sanctions. > >I wanted to quote the article in an article I am writing, but cannot >find it. Does it ring a bell with anyone, and if so, could he or she >please direct me to the article? > >Best, Suzy > > > >_______________________________________________ >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 -- Cathy Aitchison _______________________________________________ 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