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post #1 of 22 Old 12-11-2003, 7:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Concerning the latest decision to bar countries such as France, Germany, Russia and China from bidding on Iraqi reconstruction contracts.

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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

No way in hell.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

My personal opinion is that the member nations(60+?) that have their military in harm's way should be allowed to bid first. Besides, nothing bars non-coalition countries from bidding on subcontracts.

If these countries were really opposed to the war on moral grounds, then they would want nothing to do with it anyway. Their outrage at being barred just underscores the reason for their original opposition......money. They were all indebted to Iraq and knew that a war could possibly lead to them losing claim to those debts.....

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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Absolutely not.
The majority of the money being spent - and the contracts the pansies are crying about in particular - is American taxpayer money. Money we worked hard to have taken from us. That money should be spent on American companies or companies from true American allies.
The reason the french, germans and russians argued against the war was money. They had huge contracts with Hussein and were making gobs of cash off the monster, knowing full well what he was doing. Now they want to replace the cash flow from Hussein with cash flow from me. Piss off.
If the country isn't spending money and blood with troops, they don't get a contract, period. This is one thing we better not waver on. Let them try a trade war with us - they'll lose that, too.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

That's a tough one hmmm let me see...Hell no.

I came here to chew bubble gum and to kick some ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

American Leadership
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Sorry, cowards - you don't get to play.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Of course they should be allowed to bid on the jobs - The bids don't have to be accepted...

Seriously, Wolfowitz is just unneccesarily sticking it up their ass publicly, which is basically self-indulgent and ultimately self defeating.

Also, remember that these companies are (in many cases) privately owned, and can no more be responsible for their political leaders' posturing than we could when Jimmy Carter decided that "we" were going to boycott the Olympics. Some of these companies are substantially owned by American interests. We're doing business with many of them anyway.

I think this is the problem with the Bush Administration. He's got too many idealogues working for him and they get in his way all of the time. He JUST told Taiwan to cool their jets because he didn't need another issue with China while he's negotiating to get them to stop supplying missles to everybody, and now Wolfie provokes them with a public prodding. It's unneccesary and unhelpful.

And like I said, they don't have to award contracts to these companies if there's any reason not to, and favoring the states that supported us is a good reason.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Since the main reason the opposition leaders (France and Russia) didn't want us to go there since it messed up their contracts, I give another HELL NO!



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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Great post CBRVFR......

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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

What are those guys smoking? Hell no!!!
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Looks like the No's have it.

I do not understand the French. Anyone else see this?
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Interesting story dB.....

Here's a snippet of what Bushy said today:
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"It's very simple. Our people risked their lives. Friendly coalition folks risked their lives, and therefore the contracting is going to reflect that, and that's what the U.S. taxpayers expect,"

"If these countries want to participate in helping the world become more secure, by enabling Iraq to emerge as a free and peaceful country, one way to contribute is through debt restructuring,"

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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

Lesee heeeyar.... We "clean" up over there and now we want to use OUR OWN money to re-construct and choose who gets to do it. Thems that did nothing now are upset that we wont be letting them get paid by us... they can piss up a rope.
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Re: Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

It's bad enough that we had the highest death toll in the war. It's also bad enough that we're paying for the reconstruction of Iraq, which IMO, we should not(they recovered plenty of Saddam's money, they better be dipping into those funds). And now these asshat wankers want to go in there and rebuild everything? HELL NO!!! If you didn't think it was necessary for a war to happen, then I guess you don't need to make money off of rebuilding. Shove your tails between your legs and go back where you belong, buncha whiners!
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