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President appoints Greenwich man to Iraq position By Associated Press, 8/7/2003 23:31 GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) A Greenwich resident will serve as director of private sector development in Iraq, in an appointment by President Bush. Thomas Foley, 51, who said he befriended Bush in 1974 when they both attended Harvard, will report directly to the top U.S. administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, the Greenwich Time reported. Foley is chairman and founder of the NTC Group, a private equity investment company. He was chairman of Bush's Connecticut campaign finance committee in 2000, after raising more than $100,000 for his college friend. Foley plans to leave for Iraq early next week and stay in Baghdad for nine months. He was appointed to the post last week during a visit with the president in Washington. He will be in charge of 200 state-owned enterprises, including mining, chemical, cement and tobacco companies. Oil production and two state-owned banks are the only industries that will not be under his supervision, he said. Second, over the next six months, he will draft a privatization plan for the state-owned businesses. Finally, he will manage all trade and foreign investments into Iraq. ''Basically, I need to help get Iraq's economy going in the right direction,'' Foley said. Before he leaves for Iraq, Foley must receive top secret clearance from the CIA. http://www.boston.com/dailynews/219/region/President_appoints_Greenwich_m:.s html _______________________________________________ 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