Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Africa/Iraq: seven African countries can bid on Iraq reconstruction

US Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz issued a "Determinations and Findings" paper listing the countries that can bid on reconstruction in Iraq.

The African countries on the list are ... Anglola, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Now, let's compare that to the list of countries who were cited as being members of the "coalition of the willing" and we end up with ... Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Egypt was against the war in Iraq ... so was Morocoo (being members of the "Arab League" and all).

Funny thing about Angola ... it was on the "willing" list when it first came out but was removed the next day -- and then it reappeared on the list.

And there was this rather amusing story that Morocco's contribution to the war effort was to be 2,000 monkeys for detonating landmines.