US Shuts Out Weasels In Iraq
France and Germany - you know who they are - are pissed they won't be able to underbid the 60 nations that helped in Iraq.
They were against the invasion, of course, and Saddam was even convinced they would protect him because of their contracts with Iraq, but now insist it is fair that they be allowed to get money from the US to help rebuild the country they helped subjugate by the tyrant the US removed.
The 60 countries allowed to bid include Britain, Australia, Poland, Japan, Italy, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, South Korea, the Philippines, Romania and Saudi Arabia.
"This won't prevent weasel countries - errr, I mean non-coalition partners - from getting money out of this," said U.S. trade lawyer Roger Schagrin. "Much of the money is expended on materials. A British or U.S. company could get a prime contract and then buy 100 percent French materials. And they really like cheese over there, so France could sell them some of that."
Reuters Shows They Lack A Clue - Again
We used to think Reuters just had anti-American bias ... it turns out they just don't know how to do any research:
"The Post said plans call for Bush to issue an ambitious new national vision for space travel by early next year, as part of a White House effort to develop "big ideas" for the president's 2004 agenda.
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy issued a stirring call for the nation to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Apollo 17 astronauts landed there in December 1972."
WHA...? They write an article criticizing the guy and then don't even know that America landed on the moon in 1969. You know, that Apollo 11 "giant leap for mankind" thing.
Read it here before they catch their mistake and pretend it never happened.