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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] The following paragraph comes from an article relating to the current UN Security Council pending resolution. I was wondering if something was happening behind the scenes which encouraged Germany, Russia, France, and Syria to switch positions and vote in favor of this. I understand that the PR folks claim this SCR will not send Euro troops but it was my understanding that that was the motive behind the US proffered SCR. Does anyone know of any specifics on this topic. Hope you are all well. French officials said the European support would not translate into the funds and troops sought by the United States to ease the burden of American forces in Iraq. U.S. officials expressed hope that it would translate into additional EU money for the country's reconstruction. Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA ~Just 10% of our military budget spent yearly on the United States could give every high school graduate a college education for four years. ~The proposed $48 billion increase in military spending for next year (2004) is bigger than the total military budget of any other country on earth. _______________________________________________ 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