April 13, 2003

Naomi Klein: "The process of getting all this infrastructure to work is usually called 'reconstruction.' But American plans for Iraq's future economy go well beyond that. Rather, the country is being treated as a blank slate on which the most ideological Washington neoliberals can design their dream economy: fully privatized, foreign-owned and open for business."

Arab News: "There are 10 members of the family, and 12 years ago they enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle. By today’s standards, they are still middle class -- but only because the standards have dropped so dramatically."

Amr Mohammed Al-Faisal: "We hear that there are strong differences of opinion among the Westerners regarding the distribution of the booty from occupation -- sorry, the liberation -- of the Arab country."

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