9/15/2005

Daily Kos: US Offered $75 Million to Iraqi Sunnis for Signing Constitution?

US Offered $75 Million to Iraqi Sunnis for Signing Constitution?
by Jules Beaujolais [Subscribe]
Wed Aug 31st, 2005 at 13:27:54 CDT

Information Clearing House has this entry today:

US Offered USD 75 Million to Iraqi Sunnis for Signature under Constitution, which links to this item and web site:



"
RIA Novosti: US Offered USD 75 Million to Iraqi Sunnis for Signature under Constitution

30 August 2005 | 10:44 | FOCUS News Agency

Baghdad. The United States have offered to Sunni representatives USD 75 Million to sign the draft Constitution of Iraq, RIA Novosti announced, citing information of source close to the Constitutional Committee of the country, published in the Saudi daily Al Vatan."

I headed over to RIA Novosti, but can't find any such entry. Then I tried Al Vatan which is fully in Arabic.

Do we have any Arabic speakers here to have a look at Al Vatan and confirm or deny this particular democracy-by-payola tidbit?

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The original article is (none / 0)

here, but it's in Russian. The headline translates roughly as "USA offers $75 million to Sunnites for the signatures under the constitution of Iraq".

Each of the 15 members of the delegation were offered $5 million; however, they refused it.

This was reported to the al-Vatan newspaper by a Sunnite member of the delegation, Hussein al-Falludji.

Most of this is based on computer translations, I know almost no Russian.

Greg Shenaut

Daily Kos: US Offered $75 Million to Iraqi Sunnis for Signing Constitution?

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