Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Off to Madrid this morning for the Iraq Donors Conference.

Already it looks like the conference will fall short of raising the $36 billion needed to get Iraq's economy up and running again. Also, a diplomatic asymmetry is emerging -- with the US sending a high-powered delegation headed up by Colin Powell but many other countries sending relatively minor officials.

More when I get there....

AP: U.S. seeks billions to rebuild Iraq or at least signs of support at Spain donor conference
Reuters: Iraq Fund-Raising Effort Faces Political Hurdles


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