Jun 12, 2003

BAGHDAD, Iraq
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(AP) - The U.S.-controlled Iraq Central Bank is printing new bank notes bearing the likeness of Saddam Hussein
- an effort to overcome a severe shortage of Iraqi dinars and to counteract fears of a surge in counterfeit currency.
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Wha-wha-what!!??

Later that same story

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He also announced a new $100 million construction fund - created with seized Iraqi government money - that will be used to repair Baghdad's damaged government ministries and other buildings, pounded by U.S. bombs and ravaged by looters.
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Ummm.... so where is all of the money we just gave Bechtel going??

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