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Dear List, In its issue of October 27, TIME Magazine posted the following: Page 21, NUMBERS: $15 million: Amount of a contract awarded to an American company to uild a cement factory in Iraq with U.S. taxpayer dollars $80,000 : Amount an Iraqi businessman spent (using Saddam’s confiscated funds) to build the same factory, after delays prevented the American firm from doing it. ---------------- Of course we only have the administration’s word that the factory would have been built using US taxpayers’ money. For all we know, the money would have probably come from the $4 billion Iraqi funds unaccounted for.. Just like the $20 billion promised aid suddenly became $10 billion in aid and $10 billion as a loan.. But this shows the kind of crooks running things in Iraq. The American company would have charged for one factory what the Iraqis would have used for 187 factories!! This should make our friends at the IPO happy.. US Democracy ceratinly doesn't come cheap... HZ __________________________________ 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