Posted by Richard Haut on April 03, 2003 at 08:20:15:
In Reply to: Re: Jobs for (some of) the boys and girls posted by steveA on April 02, 2003 at 14:41:57:
Besides any other issues, USAid were correct in stating that when a country gives aid finance then the companies doing the work are usually from that country.
(Halliburton, interestingly, have apparently been excluded).
The moral problem ? If people think that it is OK to destroy in order to create opportunities to rebuild then they should be aware that they follow in a proud tradition: Albert Speer's urban schemes for Berlin involved the kicking out of tends of thousands of Jews from their homes (and he signed the expulsion orders himself).
After all the Jews were only Untermenschen - and if people today see Arabs that way, well ........
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