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April 9th, 2003

Form The Economist [economist.com]:

America intends to use Iraqi oil revenues to finance the country’s reconstruction. But France and Russia have a list of oil contracts waiting to go ahead once sanctions are lifted, and both countries are among Iraq’s biggest creditors. America may find it has to promise that the new Iraq will honour those debts and that, even if old oil contracts are not honoured, opponents of the war will not be excluded from new contracts. Failure to give such assurances might tempt the French and Russians to wield their vetoes on the Security Council.

Weather you agree with America or with France/Russia/Germany, with the war or not, I think the above paragraph speaks for itself. It’s a pity that there has been no creditable voice for or against the war — one without political or economic motives. Perhaps they are out there and it is just that they are not interesting enough for the media.

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