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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:49 PM
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Bremer Fought to Weaken Iraqi Oil Watchdog-Sources
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20031...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - During three months of tough negotiations, Iraq's U.S. administrator fought hard to trim the powers of an independent watchdog being set up to monitor how he spends Iraq's oil money, international agency officials said on Friday.

At one point, administrator Paul Bremer suspended the talks for six weeks to show his displeasure with efforts by the agencies -- including the United Nations and World Bank -- to ensure the independence of the new watchdog agency, to be known as the International Advisory and Monitoring Board, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

But in the end, the agencies got a deal on the ground rules they could live with, the officials said.

"The resolution says there must be an independent voice, and there will be," one official said. "One has to wonder whether this was a question of ignorance or ill will," this official said, referring to Bremer's tenacity.

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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:07 PM
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1. That's a laugh!
Dim wits father was a frequent visitor to the world bank in his day. I know we can count on the world bank to look into the security of other nations resources. Not.
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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:08 PM
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2. The link did not work
The story is listed on the Yahoo web site but the link to the full story did not work. Fortunately, Reuters still has the story available on its web site. See http://news.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNew... for the story.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:10 PM
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4. Must have been temporary? Its working fine now. n/t
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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:14 PM
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5. You are right, it is working
I was worried that Yahoo might have removed the story because it shows the administration in a bad light. I am glad that I was wrong.
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Flying_Pig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:09 PM
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3. Corrupt bastards. Christ! How many of these kinds of stories need
need to come out, before the sheeple get pissed off! Gawd! Day in, day out, corruption, lies, and dying soldiers.

Why in the hell did the majority of Dems vote to give Bush his $87B today? To support more of this crap???!!!

ACK!!!!

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 08:01 PM
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6. They are so fucking evil. I mean, they are really bad.
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