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Its the economy, stupid

Posted by Ed on March 11, 2003

This from today’s Guardian:

“The American government is on the verge of awarding construction contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild Iraq once Saddam Hussein is deposed.

Halliburton, one of the companies in the running for the highly profitable deals, was formerly headed by the US vice-president, Dick Cheney. Halliburton has already been awarded a lucrative contract to resurrect the Iraqi oilfields if there is a war.”

The article also points out that of the five companies on the shortlist, five of them are American.

George Monbiot also has a hard-hitting article on the Project for the New American Century, previously mentioned in comments to this.

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One Response to “Its the economy, stupid”

  1. http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=2350205 for your reading pleasure.

    It’s the economy, alright.

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