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http://www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=13240 EU citizens: US should pay for Iraq EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Most EU citizens think the war in Iraq was not justified and want the US to foot the reconstruction bill, a survey revealed today. According to a poll carried out by Eurobarometer earlier this month, 68% of citizens feel that the American-led war in Iraq was "not justified". The majority are also against the US guaranteeing security in Iraq. While 43 percent want the United Nations to guarantee security, just 6 percent think Washington should be in charge. EU citizens also feel strongly about donating money for humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. While most (65%) think the US should finance the rebuilding of Iraq, the vast majority of those asked want their own country to send humanitarian aid to the region. Citizens in Greece, Ireland and Portugal (all over 90%) were most in favour of sending humanitarian aid with Finns (68%) showing the least enthusiasm for the idea among the 15 member states. The Commission today said that 380 million euro of EU money has "already been committed and dispersed" in Iraq for humanitarian aid. Eurobarometer's findings were reflected in reality last week. At an international donor conference for reconstruction in Iraq, 28 billion euro were pledged. However, the vast majority was promised by the US. Countries who strongly opposed the war, such as France, Germany and Russia, remained extremely reluctant to dig deep into their pockets. The survey was carried out between 8-16 October by Taylor Nelson Sofres/EOS Gallup Europe for the European Commission. 7,515 people in the 15 EU member states were questioned. Written by Honor Mahony __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Exclusive Video Premiere - Britney Spears http://launch.yahoo.com/promos/britneyspears/ _______________________________________________ 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