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Two articles from the Guardian 
18th-Mar-2003 12:41 am
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09

Here's a rather poetic Guardian article on the troops massed for attack at the Kuwaiti border with Iraq. The seventh and eight paragraphs point out that an attack across the demilitarized border will be in violation of an existing UN resolution even if you consider existing resolutions to authorize force against Iraq, which was news to me (and I'm a little surprised that it wasn't mentioned in all the news stories about US efforts to get Turkey to let us use its territory).

There's also another telling Guardian article on the funding of reconstruction efforts. A notable quote: “A subsidiary of Halliburton, the firm formerly headed by the US vice-president, Dick Cheney, is a member of one of four consortia whose bids were invited in a secret process last month. Several of the firms are major Republican party donors.”

17th-Mar-2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
Cheney's actually still collecting annual payments from Halliburton, though theoretically it's a fixed sum and he personally doesn't have any more stake in their success or failure. Sure.

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