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Re: [casi] After oil for food

He MUST be stopped.
Iraq would be left in a pre-OFF situation with even less infrastructure.
It's genocide.

Alun Harford

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Goreing" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 6:27 PM
Subject: [casi] After oil for food

> Hi list
> From "Everywhere and nowhere, Saddam retains his grip on Baghdad's
> imagination" , Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, Thursday October 9, 2003
> "A more substantial assault on Saddam's legacy is under way in the
> Republican Palace, where the occupation authority is making preparations
> dismantle the food distribution system which gave free rations of flour,
> rice, cooking oil and other staples to every Iraqi.... Described by the UN
> as the world's most efficient food network, the system still keeps Iraqis
> from going hungry. But the US civilian administrator of Iraq, Paul Bremer,
> views it as a dangerous socialist anachronism. The coalition provisional
> authority (CPA) is planning to abolish it in January, despite warnings
> its own technical experts that this could lead to hunger and riots."
> I haven't seen more detail on this. Can anyone please give us references
> 1) Statements of intent from Bremer and the CPA
> 2) Warnings from thw CPA's own experts
> 3) Any further informed comments or predictions.
> Apologies to Nathaniel or anyone who has posted relevant stuff that I've
> missed...
> Andrew

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