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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] A friend passed this to me: " Question: How did Australia persuade the United States to lift its quota on Australian beef? Answer: Australia offered to join the Bush administration's "coalition of the willing" to invade Iraq if the U.S. would lift its quota on Australian beef. According to an Australian I met vacationing, no announcement was ever made to this effect, but after reflecting long and hard about what motivated the Australian government's weird decision to send troops to Iraq, the Australian public decided that it wasn't just coincidence that the US meat market was suddenly open to exports of Australian beef. Note to the G-21: Be careful. The price of increased access to the American markets for your export products may be "a pound of flesh". No wait. The US is already offering citizenship to Latin American mercenaries who agree to serve in Iraq. Guess you'll have to come up with a better offer. " _______________________________________________ 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