Uncle Sam: abusive bully!
It turns out even Australia will be cut out from reconstruction contracts, even though they were early and solidly in the coalition of the coerced and compelled. (Business is business, right?)
Thursday 27 March 2003, 10:05 AM
Aussie firms blocked from aid
"Australian companies have been locked out of lucrative United States aid contracts to reconstruct Iraq.
Labor said Australian firms were being blocked from bidding for contracts to help rebuild Iraq when the government had led international support for the war.
Defence Minister Robert Hill said he was not aware of any Australian companies obtaining US contracts for Iraq.
"I'm not aware of any Australian firms obtaining contracts with the US government because as I understand if it's being funded through American government aid, then foreign countries are excluded," Senator Hill said."