man, i can't believe this. i read part of this article that brother Madison posted on another thread -- "...The judge noted that President Bush had signed an executive order in March, on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq, that confiscated Iraqi assets and converted them into assets of the United States government. In May, after Mr. Hussein was ousted, Mr. Bush issued a declaration that effectively removed Iraq from a list of countries liable for some court judgments involving past rights abuses and links to terrorism. In a sworn court filing in the case for the former prisoners, L. Paul Bremer III, the American administrator in Iraq, said the money won by the former prisoners had already been "completely obligated or expended" in reconstruction efforts. "These funds are critical to maintaining peace and stability in Iraq," he said. "Restricting these funds as a result of this litigation would affect adversely the ability of the United States to achieve security and stability in the region."" http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/10/i...449dc3ddaad92fec&ex=1069045200&partner=GOOGLE There was some guy I saw interviewed on TV who said that never before in American history had he seen an administration with as much contempt for the American people as this one. Now I think I understand what he meant.